A83 Rest shut as nets catch landslide

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Argyll is only accessible this morning via Fort William and the A82.

The A83 is currently closed in both directions to allow teams to assess a Rest and Be Thankful landslip and a road crash has shut the A85 near Dalmally.

The RABT debris is not across the carriageway and has been caught in one of the specially designed landslip mitigation fences, across the bottom of the slope, above the A83 carriageway.

Transport Scotland states that a full safety and geotechnical assessment needs to be completed in the area as a precaution before the road can re-open.

BEAR Scotland operatives and a specialist subcontractor are on site looking at the possibility of opening the Old Military Road diversion route.

This will depend on a full geotechnical assessment determining the safety of this option.

The standard incident diversion route is being put in place while the assessment takes place as a precaution.

Further updates will be provided later this morning.