A lorry carrying glue has spilled its load on a main route in Scotland, causing major traffic disruption.
About 19 tonnes of glue spread across the A76 at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, causing a length of the main route between Dumfries and Cumnock in East Ayrshire to close.
The glue container burst when the lorry jack-knifed on the road at 5.30am on Friday, police said.
The incident happened in the town centre and diversions are in place around the affected area in Sanquhar.
Traffic is able to rejoin the A76 either side of the town but the re-routing has caused difficulties for large, industrial vehicles.
A Dumfries and Galloway Police spokesman said: "The glue container on the lorry has burst and glue spilling is affecting the road surface.
"Road diversions are being put in place, however motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible."
A member of police control staff said the road closure is expected to be in place for several hours.