M8 closed due to overturned lorry

THOUSANDS of rush-hour commuters face severe delays this evening after a lorry tipped over on the M8 as Storm Caroline lashed the Lothians.

Friday, 8th December 2017, 5:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:20 am
Traffic is queueing on the M8 following the crash. Picture: Traffic Scotland

The HGV overturned after hitting the central reservation shortly after 4pm, blocking the eastbound carriageway at Junction 3 near Bathgate.

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Police and recovery vehicles were called while the driver of the truck escaped with minor injuries.

Storm Caroline has plunged the region into subzero temperatures with winds of up to 116mph forecast.