A VEHICLE fire caused traffic chaos for drivers on the M77.

The route was at a complete standstill after the motor caught fire between junctions six and seven led to a lane closure around the Maidenhill and Kingswell slips.

Police had warned motorists to avoid the M77 completely this evening.

But Traffic Scotland said the road is now clear and traffic beginning to move again.

The incident on the northbound route has added to major delays on the coastal route due to busy bank holiday traffic as people enjoyed the sunshine.

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Traffic Scotland and Police Scotland had urged drivers to find alternative routes if possible.

But the road has now cleared.