THOUSANDS of rush-hour commuters faced severe delays this evening after a lorry tipped over on the M8 as Storm Caroline lashed the Lothians.
The HGV overturned after hitting the central reservation shortly after 4pm, blocking the eastbound carriageway at Junction 3 near Bathgate.
Police and recovery vehicles were called while the driver of the truck escaped with minor injuries.
All lanes were re-opened by 6.30pm - but traffic remained heavy in the area.
Storm Caroline has plunged the region into subzero temperatures with winds of up to 116mph forecast.