Date lodged: 20 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how the accident involving a lorry and the central reservation of the M8 on 19 July 2016 was handled; how many lanes were closed and for how long, and what action was taken by (a) Transport Scotland and (b) other departments to inform the public about the incident.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 August 2016
The incident on 19 July 2016 led to the closure of three lanes of the M8, two eastbound and one westbound, from 11:29 am to 8:23pm. Travel information was provided through the Transport Scotland and Traffic Scotland websites, variable message signs, media outlets and social media.