Traffic chaos as M8 closed near Glasgow Airport following HGV crash

TRAFFIC is beginning to clear on the M8 near Glasgow Airport after it was closed due to a smash between a van and HGV earlier today. The crash occured on the the M8 westbound J29 St James to J30 Erskine Bridge and the road was closed from around 10.10am this morning.

*CLEARED* 13:45?#M8 W/B J29 St James – J30 Erskine Bridge – all lanes are now OPEN after an earlier RTC ? Traffic should start to ease off in the area. #TakeCare ?@ScotTranserv https://t.co/VErXJzTUzf

— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) October 29, 2018

Traffic was queuing back to the Junction 27 at Arkleston.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Around 10.20am police were called to reports of a road crash involving a lorry, a van and a car on the M8 westbound junction 29. “Emergency services are in attendance.” Glasgow Airport warned those travelling to catch a flight to allow extra time for their journeys.

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The #M8 West bound J29 St James – J30 Erskine Bridge – has been closed due to an Road Traffic Accident. Traffic is queuing and we advise passenger to take extra time travelling to the airport. #TravelUpdate

— Glasgow Airport (@GLA_Airport) October 29, 2018

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call today at 10.30am to attend a road traffic collision on the M8 in Erskine. “We dispatched three ambulances and our trauma team to the scene.

Two patients were transported to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.”

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