Traffic was left backed up for more than a mile this afternoon after a new minibus broke free from a car transporter at the Raigmore Interchange.
The new Ford Transit Minibus was located on the top deck of the vehicle transporter when it dislodged, causing sever damage to the back end of the vehicle.
One lane of the roundabout remained closed for some time, causing tailbacks of around one mile along the A96 towards Inverness Retail Park.
Bear Scotland were in attendance at the scene whilst workers from the car manufacturing company ensured the damaged vehicle was secure.
The blocked lane was reopened just after 1.45pm.