M8: Traffic brought to standstill amid police ‘concern for a person’


The motorway was closed in each instructions between J3A and J4 (Whitburn), with footage launched by Visitors Scotland round noon exhibiting a protracted tailback of site visitors on eastbound carriageway.

One motorist caught within the tailback posted on social media: “At present parked on the #M8 eastbound close to Bathgate as its been closed on account of a police incident. Keep away from in any respect prices.”

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Images posted on Twitter present drivers leaving their stationary vehicles because the tailbacks proceed.

Blackburn Street into Bathgate has additionally been closed off whereas officers attend to the incident.

A spokesman for Police Scotland mentioned: “There’s concern for an individual and the street stays closed in each instructions”.

A picture launched by Visitors Scotland exhibits the lengthen of the tailbacks on the M8 within the Bathgate and Whitburn space. PIC: Visitors Scotland/Twitter.

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