A83 Road Closure
09.00 5th August Update
The A83 remains CLOSED in both directions between Rest and be Thankful and Arrochar
Assessment is ongoing
Diversion info: https://bit.ly/2PmgkeG
More info: https://bit.ly/31keIHH
Western Ferries are running additional services as an alternative
Further information will be available as it comes in on our website http://ms.spr.ly/6181Tod87
Large multiple landslips block A83 and Old Military Road
Multiple landslips have blocked the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in both directions following a period of heavy rainfall across Argyll.
Material from the landslips has also blocked the local Old Military Road, which has previously been mobilised to use as an alternative route to the A83.
Around 65mm of rainfall is estimated to have fallen at the Rest and Be Thankful on Tuesday.
Specialist geotechnical contractors have carried out initial visual assessments from the roadside but initial indications are that there is still movement on the hillside and it is unsafe to begin clear-up operations or carry out further assessments.
The A83 and Old Military Road will both remain closed overnight (Tuesday) and safety assessments will resume at first light tomorrow.
A standard diversion route has been implemented between Tarbet and Cairndow via the A83, A82, A85 and A819. Temporary traffic lights are in place on the A82 at Inveruglas after heavy rain and flooding also impacted a retaining wall following a day of challenging conditions.
Further update will be provided tomorrow morning. Motorists are advised to follow Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information.