AN accident on the M8 caused misery for commuters yesterday morning.
The eastbound section of the motorway was turned into a car park by a crash between a Peugeot car and a lorry.
Although the collision was only minor, it left two lanes on the White Cart Viaduct blocked for around 20 minutes and sent traffic queuing back for miles.
The tailbacks even stretched onto the A737, with cars left at a standstill beyond Linwood.
The M8 spill exacerbated the traffic woes of drivers who have been left frustrated by ongoing roadworks between junctions 27 and 28 of the M8.
One fed-up commuter told the Paisley Daily Express: “I’ve just had the journey from hell. The traffic was backed up along the A737, beyond Linwood.
“I joined the queue at around 8.15am and the traffic crawled along for about half an hour.
“I’m used to the traffic being heavier because of the roadworks but this was really bad. The tailbacks were much worse than usual.”
The crash happened at around 8.10am and it took police around 30 minutes to clear the damaged vehicles from the carriageway.
No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.
At the same time, traffic cops were also called out to remove a car which had broken down on the eastbound stretch of the Erskine Bridge.
A police spokesman said: “We received two call-outs on Wednesday morning – one to remove a breakdown from the Erskine Bridge and another following an accident on the M8.
“The M8 accident was only a minor bump but, because of where it happened and the time of morning when it occurred, it caused quite a bit of disruption.”