Thursday, 6 August 2020

Rest and Be Thankful



The Scottish Sun shows the impact of yet another landslip on the Rest and Be Thankful - read the full story via the link below.

  

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5890166/a83-rest-thankful-landlside-closed-diversion/

LOCKED DOWN
A83 closed at Rest and Be Thankful due to ‘multiple landslides’ with drivers facing 60-mile diversion

Blair Meikle - Scottish Sun

THE A83 remains closed at the Rest and Be Thankful due to a landslide - leaving drivers with a 60-mile diversion.

Cops warned yesterday that the road was locked down at the landmark due to a slip after the country was battered with extreme weather.

2The busy road remained closed after the landslideCredit: Stuart Black
Multiple landslides have closed the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful
The same spot has been problematic before

And drivers continue to face a mammoth diversion through Tyndrum, Crianlarich and Inverary - totalling 58.8 miles.

Traffic Scotland warned commuters that the road was still closed first thing this morning.

2Drivers were facing a lengthy diversion as a result of the closureCredit: Stuart Black

It comes after the local council shut the busy route yesterday following the landslide.

Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Council posted on Facebook: "ROAD CLOSED: The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is currently closed due to a landslide.

Scotland weather: Flooding and heavy rain causes traffic chaos with cars stuck in water and huge tailbacks

"Usual diversions around the A82, A85 and A819 are in place.

"Please avoid the area."

A Traffic Scotland statement read: "A83 is closed in both directions at the Rest and Be Thankful due to a landslip in the area.

"Please use an alternative route and allow extra time for your journey."

Drivers face a 60-mile detourCredit: Alamy Live News

It comes as heavy downpours have caused flooding chaos on roads across Scotland leaving cars stuck in water.

Met Office forecasters said torrential rain could see 100mm of rain fall in less than 12 hours with yellow weather warnings in place.

A river in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire has now burst its banks leaving the A760 flooded.

Pictures from the scene show fire crews helping to push a car through flood water as other motors slowly make their way through the deluged road.


Video footage shows similar struggles in Kilsyth, Lanarkshire and Greenock, Inverclyde.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has urged Scots to prepare for potential flooding around rivers, the sea and any surface water in areas in the west of Scotland.

Four flood warnings and nine flood alerts are already in place across the country.

Elsewhere on the roads, the A82 at the Dunglass Roundabout between Milton and Bowling, Dunbartonshire, has also been flooded.

Traffic is heavy in the area with commuters warned they face queues of up to an hour.