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.

Image may contain: text that says "Westbound Turn right onto A82 Tarbet and follow the road Crianlarich- -Turn left onto A82 and until Turn left onto the A85 and continue until Dalmally Turn left onto A819 and follow the road until Inveraray. Thereafter follow permanent signing. Distance: 58.8 miles. Eastbound At Inveraray, left onto the A819 then follow the road until Dalmally Turn right the A85 and continue until Tyndrum Turn right onto the A82 and follow the road to Crianlarich Turn right onto A82 follow the road until Tarbet. Distance: 58.8 miles."