West Lothian drivers face delays on the M8 near junction 4A at Whitburn following collision 

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The incident was reported shortly before 3.30pm

Drivers on the M8 are facing severe delays in the Whitburn area of West Lothian following a road traffic accident. 

A road traffic accident was reported on the M8 near junction 4A shortly before 3.30pmA road traffic accident was reported on the M8 near junction 4A shortly before 3.30pm
A road traffic accident was reported on the M8 near junction 4A shortly before 3.30pm | Transport Scotland

One lane is blocked westbound near junction 4A with drivers facing delays of around 44 minutes.

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Traffic Scotland said: “The M8 at Whitburn Junction 4a lane 2 of 2 is currently restricted westbound due to a road traffic incident. Road users are advised to take caution on approach and allow extra time for their journey.”

Live CCTV images show heavy traffic on the M8 following the incidentLive CCTV images show heavy traffic on the M8 following the incident
Live CCTV images show heavy traffic on the M8 following the incident | Transport Scotland

Writing on X, Traffic Scotland added ‘traffic is already backing up to Bathgate’ with queues ‘rapidly building in the area.’ The AA reported that the average speed in the area is 5mph due to queuing traffic.

The AA said: ‘Severe delays of 39 minutes and delays increasing on M8 Westbound between M9 and M8 (Harthill Services).”

Police Scotland has been approached for comment. 

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