North-east commuters were hit by travel chaos today following a two-car crash and planned road closure.
Traffic on Ellon Road, at Bridge of Don, ground to a standstill after the collision on at around 8am this morning.
The smash involved a Mini Cooper car and a Renault Megane car.
No one was injured in the incident.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We received the call just after 8am of a collision between a Mini Cooper and a Renault Megane on the Ellon Road at Bridge of Don.
“Both vehicles are off the road and no one has been injured.”
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The situation was made worse due to the planned closure of the beach esplanade in order for a high-speed chase scene to be filmed for a new Peter Mullan movie.
Plot details for the new film, a psychological thriller entitled Marionette, are being kept under wraps, but it involves a therapist, played by Dutch actress Thekla Reuten, who loses her grip on reality when a 10-year-old boy claims he can control her future.
It was due to be closed from 7.30am to 3.30pm today.
Ed Smith, location manager for the film, explained that the beach esplanade was selected for the film as it provided a long, straight road ideal for a car chase.
He said: “It’s a long, wide road that allows us to do the action scene we need to do.
“We need to film a high speed chase scene and we need a major road.
“We have really enjoyed filming in Aberdeen.
“The people and the local authority have been very helpful.”
Rosemount Viaduct, Skene Street, Summer Street and Shore Lane have all been used as the backdrop to scenes for the film as well as Craigiebuckler Parish Church.
George Street and harbour councillor Michael Hutchison previously warned drivers to plan their journeys around the road closure.
He said: “I’d encourage people to plan ahead as best they can.
“The scheduling could perhaps have been coordinated better but it’s not often we have films shot in the city.”
The film will also feature the The Thick of It’s Rebecca Front.
Meanwhile, two people have been taken to hospital after a lorry, a van and a car crashed on the A90 this morning.
The incident occurred at about 7.30am on the A90 northbound at the Lairhillock junction near Portlethen.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We received a call at 7.37am of a three vehicle collision on the A90 northbound at the Lairhillock Junction.
“It involved a lorry, a van and a car.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call today at 7.44am today to attend a road traffic collision on the A90 in Portlethen
“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and transported two patients to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”