Here's everything we know about today's fatal M8 crash as eastbound route reopens

As reported earlier, a woman has died following an accident on the M8.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 8:44 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 9:19 pm

The westbound road remains closed after a crash happened on the eastbound carriageway at Shotts, North Lanarkshire, just after 4am on Friday.

As of 8pm on Friday, the M8 eastbound has reopened.

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The female was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The road was closed in both directions between junction four and five for a police investigation.

The closure caused long tailbacks throughout the day.

Traffic queuing up on the M8 stretching back to Newhouse following an accident between J4a and J5, and a separate accident at J6 picture: Traffic Scotland.

Chief Inspector Darren Faulds said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the person who sadly lost their life in this incident.

“We understand that closing a major route has caused significant disruption to motorists, and we thank them for their patience while we continue to respond to this serious incident.

“I would ask any driver using the M8 in the early hours of this morning who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage of the incident, to contact police.”

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