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A830 fully reopened after landslip12 Aug 2016

 

A830 fully reopened after landslip

10.00am, Monday 15 August

BEAR Scotland teams have worked over the weekend to clear all remaining debris from the road and fully reopen the A830.  A landslip occurred on Thursday evening after heavy rain with debris blocking the road and nearby railway line.  Teams worked to clear debris and reopen one lane on Friday, with all debris from the culverts and verges cleared over thr weekend to reopen both lanes of the carriageway on Monday.  

 

 

A830 open under traffic signal control 

2.15pm, Friday 12 August

The A830 east of Lochailort has reopened under traffic signal control after teams from BEAR Scotland have worked to clear debris from the carriageway since first light this morning.

The traffic signals will remain in place over the weekend to allow teams to safely clear the remaining debris from the culverts and ditches next to the route.

The landslip occurred yesterday evening and approximately 100 tonnes of material is estimated to have washed onto the railway and A830 carriageway due to heavy rain.  Network Rail teams are working to address the railway line.  

Yellow Met Office ‘Be Aware’ warnings  for heavy rain remain in place in the Highlands and Strathclyde area until 6.00pm this evening, and motorists are advised to drive to conditions.  

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.  

 

 

 

BEAR Scotland teams working to clear landslip affecting A830 east of Lochailort

9.00am, Friday 12 August

A landslip occurred above the A830 east of Lochailort yesterday evening (Thursday), closing the road.  

Approximately 100 tonnes of material was washed onto the railway and A830 carriageway due to recent heavy rainfall.

BEAR Scotland teams worked to clear the materials yesterday evening however further debris was consistently being washed onto the carriageway due to the heavy rains, hampering the clear-up operations and resulting in the road remaining closed overnight.  

Following a geotechnical inspection, teams resumed the clear-up this morning at first light and are working to open the road as soon as possible.  The road will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen by Geotechnical experts.   Network Rail teams are also on site addressing the railway line.  

A diversion via the A861 is currently in place, motorists travelling from the south may wish to use the Corran Ferry to the A861 to reduce the length of the diversion.  

Further updates will be made available throughout the day.

A Met Office Yellow ‘Be Aware’ warning for heavy rain remains in place in the Highlands and Strathclyde area until 6.00pm this evening, and motorists are advised to drive to conditions.  

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.  

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