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M8 motorway reopens after lorry overturns near Harthill

Overturned lorry on M8
Image caption The HGV overturned on the eastbound M8 near Harthill

A section of the M8 motorway in North Lanarkshire has reopened after a lorry overturned near Harthill.

The eastbound carriageway was closed at J5 Shotts for a period on Wednesday afternoon, with traffic being diverted off at the slip road.

Traffic Scotland said the lorry had been removed from the carriageway and a clean-up operation had been completed.

The incident is estimated to have added about 30 minutes to journey times between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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