TRAFFIC is slow on the M73 northbound this rush-hour amid a car fire.

Smoke blowing across the road is causing drivers to slow down after J2 M8 J8 (Baillieston). Those heading towards Mollinsburn are being affected.

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Traffic Scotland alerted its Twitter users to the incident at around 4.30pm.

The team said: “#M73 southbound after the Baillieston R/bout between the slips - a car fire slowing traffic down, services en route, road be closed while fire service put it out, #BeAware.”

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The fire service has been contacted for more details.

The incident was cleared around an hour later.