Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Traffic camera shows swan holding up lines of traffic on M8. Image: Traffic Scotland/Twitter/PA

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Motorists faced disruption after a swan wandered onto a motorway during rush hour.

Traffic Scotland tweeted traffic was backed up on the M8 because of a swan “just chillin” on the motorway.

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.