Fire closes motorway

M8 drivers must find an alternative route.
M8 drivers must find an alternative route.

Lanarkshire was braced for traffic disruption this afternoon when a lorry fire closed the M8.

The westbound carriageway has been shut between Harthill and Newhouse.

It was expected this would lead to congestion on other roads in the area as drivers heading from Edinburgh to Glasgow are forced to find alternative routes.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.