M8 reopens near Glasgow after traffic gridlock

A man climbed on an overhead sign above the M8 near Glasgow, sparking rush-hour gridlock
A man climbed on an overhead sign above the M8 near Glasgow, sparking rush-hour gridlock
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The M8 has reopened near Glasgow after an incident where a man climbed on top of a motorway gantry and lay down sparked rush-hour gridlock.

The major route had to be closed in both directions, leading to lengthy rush hour queues from around 4pm.

Cars were forced to turn back after the M8 was shut in the interests of the unidentified man’s safety.

Photos taken by stranded motorists have shown the man lying on top of an overhead sign at junction 26 near Cardonald/Hillington.

Both carriageways re-opened about an hour later.

Police Scotland tweeted: “Apologies for delay on the M8. Road users thanked for the assistance and patience.”

Roads in the area were expected to be busy as traffic dispersed.

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