Drivers face tailbacks after car fire and oil spillage on M8

Police were called to the scene on the motorway on Monday afternoon.

Traffic was tailed back on the M8 on Monday afternoon after a car fire and oil spillage.

Police were called to the scene of the incident near Junction 3A-3 on the M8 off the village of Newbridge.

The road was restricted eastbound while emergency services worked at the scene with delays of approximately ten minutes between 1pm and 2.40pm.

The road has since been cleared with delays in the eastbound direction easing.

Police say there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 1pm on Monday, February 20, police were called to the M8 between J2 and J3, Newbridge, following a report of a car on fire.

“There were no reported injuries. No further police action.”