Drivers faced with 59 mile diversion as ‘significant’ landslide forces closure Rest and Be Thankful

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Drivers faced with 59 mile diversion as ‘significant’ landslide forces closure Rest and Be Thankful. Picture credit BEAR NW Trunk Roads @NWTrunkRoads

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful has been closed due to an « overnight and ongoing » landslide.

The road through Argyll was closed overnight due to heavy rain before a « significant landslide » which forced the road to be closed for the second time in a matter of weeks.

Road operator Bear Scotland took to social media to inform passengers that the road would remain closed.

They wrote: « Significant landslide overnight and on-going. The extent and source of this is currently being assessed. The A83 and Old Military Road will remain CLOSED until further assessment complete and it’s considered safe. Further update at 11:30am. »

#A83#Restandbethankful :-Significant landslide over night and on-going. The extent and source of this is currently being assessed. The A83 and Old Military Road will remain CLOSED until further assessment complete and it’s considered safe. Further update at 11:30am. pic.twitter.com/wja9G8pBdE

The route was closed for a number of weeks from August after a 10,000 tonne landslide forced the road to close. 

As a result of the closure, and the closure of the old military road, motorists will have to follow a 59-mile diversion.

Western Ferries said that they have additional sailings as a result of the Rest and Be Thankful and Old Military Road being currently closed so we have additional sailings.

The #A83 Rest and Be Thankful and OMR are currently closed so we have additional sailings. Today’s last sailings will be 2330 from Hunter’s Quay and 2400 from McInroy’s Point. Buy discounted tickets before you board from our agents details at https://t.co/tGM5bwNUWW pic.twitter.com/U4V8ZSIDwD

Bear Scotland said both routes will remain closed until a further assessment is complete with an update expected around 11:30am. 

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Source: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18717359.a83-drivers-faced-59-mile-diversion-significant-landslide-forces-closure-rest-thankful/

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