Glasgow M8 locked down after serious road crash as Rangers fans leave Ibrox amid heavy delays

THE M8 has been locked down in Glasgow after a serious road crash. It comes as footie fans leave Ibrox amid heavy delays following Rangers’ clash against Hamilton.

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Police have been called to the M8

Cops confirmed they have been called to the smash involving a pedestrian near Kinning Park. The road has now been locked down for over two hours as emergency services deal with the collision.

Aberdeen fans travelling home from Kilmarnock have also been warned of diversions due to the road smash.


Two-vehicle smash on M8 causes huge tailbacks as lane blocked[1]


Pics on social media showed heavy traffic queues building on the motorway earlier tonight. Traffic Scotland said the road will be closed eastbound “for some time” – with one westbound lane locked down as well. They confirmed officers had been called to a “police incident” near the M8’s J22.

They tweeted: “J22 eastbound remains CLOSED and will be for some time due to an ongoing police incident.

Glasgow M8 locked down after serious road crash as Rangers fans leave Ibrox amid heavy delays

“#M77 CLOSED northbound after J1 to assist.” A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Emergency services are in attendance following a crash involving a pedestrian on the M8 at junction 22. “There are no details on injuries.

Junction 22 eastbound is closed as is the M77 junction 1 northbound onto the M74. Diversions are in place.” Police confirmed to The Scottish Sun at 10.45pm that the road was likely to remain closed for at least another hour.


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Glasgow City Council tweeted: “Motorists on M8 eastbound advised it’s closed to traffic at junction 22. “Traffic travelling EB on M8 & M77 is currently being diverted via slip rd to M74.”

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