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Drivers warned to avoid M8 slip road after car transporter fire

Emergency services were called to the scene near Cliftonhall at 6.30pm on Thursday.

By STV News

Published 15 Sep 2016.

Drivers are being advised to avoid a motorway slip road after a car transporter caught fire.

Plumes of smoke were spotted coming from the vehicle at around 6.30pm on Thursday as it travelled on the westbound slip off at junction 2 on the M8 near Cliftonhall.

Emergency services were called to the scene and fire crews began to tackle the blaze.

No one was injured in the incident, a police spokesman said.

Traffic Scotland reports that the slip road is closed due to the incident, although all lanes of the M8 itself remain open.