M8 reopens after lorry overturns and causes delays

An overturned articulated lorry caused traffic delays on the M8 on Wednesday. Picture: Agency
An overturned articulated lorry caused traffic delays on the M8 on Wednesday. Picture: Agency
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A section of the M8 motorway has reopened after a heavy goods lorry overturned earlier today.

The accident, which occurred at around 1.50pm today, forced the closure of the eastbound carriageway at Junction 5 near Shotts for a period, with traffic being diverted off at the slip road.

Traffic Scotland said the HGV lorry had been removed from the carriageway and a clean-up operation had been completed.

No one is thought to have been injured in the accident.