An overturned lorry trailer on the A9 near Spittal is currently causing delays for motorists as restrictions are in place in both directions.
A call was received by police at 2.34pm with fire crews from Thurso and Wick also attending.
*UPDATE* 18:26⌚#A9 Spital remains ⛔️CLOSED⛔️ in both directions and will be for some time due to an earlier RTC and fallen power cables.
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) October 9, 2018
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two crews from Thurso and one from Wick were paged to deal with a diesel spill on the A9.
“An oil spill kit was used with the stop message being received at 4.03pm.”
The #A9 is currently closed at Spittal in #Caithness due to an RTC involving an HGV. A diversion will be in place and further info will follow. Please use an alternative route and avoid the area at present.
— NorthernPolice (@northernPolice) October 9, 2018
Traffic Scotland has advised road users to use caution upon approach.
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