Edinburgh M8 traffic: Traffic heavy on M8 and A720 at Hermiston Gait as police called to incident

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Section of M8 closed as vehicle blocking road

Police are en-route to an incident on a busy motorway in Edinburgh.

A HGV lorry has broken down on the M8 and is blocking part of the road. The eastbound Hermiston Gate on-slip has been closed as a result. Police have reportedly been called to the scene. Traffic is heavy, with cars queuing on the M8 and the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass.

Police Scotland has been contacted for further details. This is a breaking story. More to follow.