VIDEO: Cattle safe after trailer overturned on M9

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Police say none of the cattle involved in this morning’s crash on the M9 were injured.

A trailer carrying livestock over on the road at around 9.15am causing tailbacks just after rush hour.

The incident happened just after junction 6 at Grangemouth on the northbound carriageway when the silver Toyota Hilux pulling the trailer tipped over causing the vehicle transporting the animals to overturn with it.

Several emergency vehicles from police, fire and ambulance services attended and the motorway was obstructed for over an hour until 11am.

Police Scotland say there were five cows in the trailer, which were transferred to safety and there were no reports of injuries to either the driver or the cows.

Traffic was diverted on to the hard shoulder to keep it flowing while the incident was being dealt with.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police in Forth Valley were called to the M9 northbound, between junctions 5 and 6, at around 9.15am on Wednesday 16 December following reports of a road traffic collision.

“A Toyota Hilux and its trailer, which was transporting cattle, overturned. No one was injured and the road was reopened at around 11am.

“The public are thanked for their patience while diversions were in place.”