Tay Road Bridge reopens after police in five hour stand-off with man

A police officer blocks the entrance ramp to the road bridge during the incident.
A police officer blocks the entrance ramp to the road bridge during the incident.

The Tay Road Bridge has reopened after a five-hour closure today.

Emergency service were initially called to the crossing near to the Fife end after it was forced to close around 4am.

Concern was raised for the safety of a man who was talked down by officers after more than five hours.

Police at the Tay Road Bridge.

By 9.30am the northbound carriageway was opened followed by the southbound road a short time later.

Members of the the Coastguard, RNLI, firefighters and the ambulance service were all in attendance.

Traffic and bus services wre severely delayed during rush hour with the closure causing chaos on the roads.

A spokesman for Police Scotland urged folk to remains patience during the closure but later said: “The bridge is now open northbound and will be open southbound in a few minutes.

“The person involved is now safe.”

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