A section of the A9 has been closed for several hours after a lorry overturned as harsh weather conditions caused disruption to travel links.
The HGV was travelling south across the Dornoch Bridge when it toppled onto its side due to high winds shortly after 1pm.
The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
The Inverness to Thurso trunk road was closed in both directions as efforts to recover the vehicle were hampered due to strong winds battered the crossing.
Motorists faced a 22-mile diversion via Bonar Bridge as emergency services remained at the scene.
A police spokesman said: “We received reports of an overturned lorry on the A9 Dornoch Bridge southbound around 1.15pm on Monday, 3 February. Emergency services are in attendance, no injuries. Road is blocked, likely to be so for some time as wind is preventing recovery.”
Police and firefighters both attended the incident alongside engineers from Bear Scotland.
Four fire appliances from Inverness, Dornoch and Tain attended the scene and used small tools as officers diverted traffic away from the scene.
Bear Scotland engineers attended the incident, closing the route to fellow motorists.
The incident occurred as harsh weather conditions caused havoc across the north, bringing down power lines and causing widespread travel disruption.
Met office forecasters warned gusts of up to 80mph could batter exposed parts of the Hebrides.
Western Isles villages were hit by power cuts with storm force winds causing damage to the network and hampering hydro workers carrying out repairs between Barvas and Ness on Lewis.
On the east coast in Barra, residents faced a black out alongside households in Point and Sandwick and North Harris.
Calmac ferry services from the mainland to the Outer Hebrides were cancelled due to adverse weather leaving many people stranded.
The transport provider’s hopes of running limited services were dashed by high seas and strong winds lasting throughout the day.