Motorists were forced to be diverted following a road accident on Newhouse High Street this morning.

Police closed the B7066, just off the M8, in both directions following the accident at around 5.45am this morning.

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The incident happened between the A73 Carlisle Road (Greenside Garden Centre) and Biggar Road.

Traffic data site INRIX issued the North Lanarkshire road alert concerning the crash first thing to alert rush hour motorists to the incident.

The road has now reopened in both directions.

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