Delays after M8 near Livingston closed due to horse box on road
Motorists in West Lothian faced delays this evening after the M8 closed due to a horse box awaiting recovery on the busy road.
Traffic Scotland posted on twitter that the eastbound section of the motorway was shut to enable the recovery of the horse box.
The tweet added: "Traffic is being diverted off at J3 and on again at the on slip."
The road was reopened by about 6:20pm.
In a previous tweet, the national roads operator said a lane was blocked after a collision involving the horse box. It is understood there was no horse inside.
Traffic Scotland also tweeted this evening about a collision on the westbound side of the motorway, which appears to have happened in the same area as the collision on the eastbound side.