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.

Friday, 28th June 2019, 6:05 pm
The collision involved a horse box, which is now awaiting recovery. Pic: Traffic Scotland.

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.

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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.

The collision involved a horse box, which is now awaiting recovery. Pic: Traffic Scotland.