Scotland

Beer spill causes M74 motorway hiccup

An articulated lorry shed its load of thousands of cans of lager when it jack-knifed on the M74 in Lanarkshire.

The accident happened on the southbound carriageway near Bothwell Services at about 1030 GMT.

Police said thousands of cans of Stella Artois were strewn across two lanes and a slip road. No-one was injured in the incident.

Emergency services managed to move the debris to the side of the road before mounting a major clean-up operation.

The lorry driver told staff from the roads agency that he had been blown off course by a gust of wind.

The lorry then hit a safety barrier and tipped over, spilling its load over the motorway.