A main road in Dumfries and Galloway has been shut after more than 200 gallons of diesel spilled on to the route following a crash.
The A711 Dumfries to Dalbeattie had to be closed when the fuel tank of an articulated lorry was punctured in a crash with a car about three miles from Dalbeattie, near Kirkgunzeon Village. No one was injured in the collision.
Emergency services were alerted as the diesel flooded on to the road.
Firefighters from Dalbeattie attended and roads staff had to be brought in to clear the diesel and prevent pollution to nearby farmland.
Diversions were set up on both sides of the accident scene with traffic diverted at Dalbeattie and Beeswing.
A police spokesman said: "The fuel tank of an HGV has been ruptured in the accident and the road is impassible until the cleanup is completed.
"A clean-up operation is underway."
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