Friday 20 September 2019

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

The bird was found to be injured after being rescued from its ordeal on the M8.

By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotland

Motorists faced disruption due to a swan “just chillin” on a motorway during rush hour.

Traffic Scotland tweeted traffic was backed up on the M8 after the bird wandered on to the carriageway at J16 Craighall in Glasgow.

It was pictured standing in the middle of four lanes of traffic on the motorway.

Police were called to the scene to deal with the incident.

Traffic Scotland tweeted there were delays “due to a swan just chillin on the carriageway Traffic back to J21 Seaward Street”.

The swan was later rescued and the traffic problems cleared.

It was found to be injured and was passed into the care of the Scottish SPCA.

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