A Highland road was forced to close this afternoon after a tanker carrying sewage spilled its load.
It happened on the A99 Occumster to Mid Clyth road two miles south of Thrumster at around 1.50pm.
It is understood the articulated vehicle was carrying “low level” hazardous waste.
The road will remain shut while a clean-up operation gets underway.
Diversions are in place.