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Landslip cleared on A82 at Glencoe near Hidden Valley Car Park15 Feb 2020

Landslip cleared on A82 at Glencoe near Hidden Valley Car Park

  • Layby remains closed as a precaution

 

The A82 has fully reopened after a small landslip which reached the carriageway near the Hidden Valley car park in Glencoe following heavy rain brought in by Storm Dennis. 

The landslip was reported around 1pm this afternoon with BEAR Scotland’s emergency team working to clear the material off the road using an excavator.  BEAR teams were also on site to help safely manage traffic past the area.  The road remained open under one lane throughout the incident. 

Geotechnical specialists have completed inspections of the area with the assistance of drone footage and considered the site safe to reopen.

As a precaution the Hidden Valley car park will remain closed overnight tonight (Saturday) and throughout the remainder of the weekend to avoid overnight campervan and long term parking.  The Three Sister Car Park, a larger car park located immediately east of the closed Hidden Valley car park, will remain open and walkers and caravan users are encouraged to use this car park as an alternative until the Hidden Valley carpark can be reopened. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said:  “Our teams and specialist contractors were quick to respond to this small landslip which reached the A82 following heavy rainfall and snowmelt this afternoon.  Following geotechnical inspections the road has reopened to both lanes however as a precaution the Hidden Valley carpark, close to where the landslip occurred, will remain closed for the rest of the weekend to deter long term parking and overnight camping until the storm passes. 

“We encourage people to use the carpark located just east of the closed Hidden Valley carpark as an alternative for the time being.

“Our teams remain on high alert and landslide patrols will continue throughout the evening as a further safety precaution.

“We advise all road users to drive to conditions and check Traffic Scotland for the latest info before they travel.”

 

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.  

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