TWO police officers were seriously injured after a crash on the M90 at Kelty last night.

The incident happened shortly after 9.30pm and led to the northbound stretch between junctions four and five being closed until just after 9am on Monday.

Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, head of Police Scotland's Road Policing unit, said the crew crashed while responding to a report of a drunk driver and had been "seriously" injured.

He added: "Grateful to motorists who assisted rescue & 999 responders who gave treatment. Thoughts with families of both my officers."

Police Scotland had issued a warning to motorists on Sunday night to avoid the area however Traffic Scotland have confirmed the road reopened at around 9.20am but said traffic remains heavy in the area.

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that the incident happened at around 9.40pm.

"A marked BMW 330 patrol car containing two police officers left the roadway coming to rest on the grass verge," said the spokesperson. "Emergency services attended at the scene and the road was closed.  

"The driver was removed from the vehicle by Fire and Rescue Service personnel and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was later transferred to Western General Hospital in Edinburgh with neurological injuries.

"The passenger was taken to Ninewells Hospital with back injuries.

"The road at the scene was closed while a full crash scene investigation was carried out. The road is now fully open."

Chief Inspector Mark Patterson, from Road Policing East, added: "The officers in the patrol car were responding to the report of a drunk driver on the motorway when the collision happened.

"Our thoughts are with both officers and their families at this time. I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to call Police Scotland on the 101 number quoting the incident reference number 3798 6/10.”