Glue Spill Leaves Drivers Stuck In A Jam

A lorry carrying a large load of glue has spilled its cargo onto a main road, causing major traffic disruption.

The glue spread across the A76 at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, causing a length of the route between Dumfries and Cumnock in East Ayrshire to close.

The glue container - which was carrying around 19 tons - burst when the lorry jack-knifed on the road at 5.30am on Friday, police said.

It happened in the town centre and diversions were put in place around the affected area in Sanquhar.

Traffic is able to rejoin the A76 either side of the town but the re-routing has caused difficulties for large, industrial vehicles.

A Dumfries and Galloway police spokesman said: "The glue container on the lorry has burst and glue spilling is affecting the road surface.

"Road diversions are being put in place, however motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible."