Weather makes roads a snow go for some drivers

Snowy road scene from Taynuilt. Photograph by Megan Day.

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Snow has brought mayhem to the district’s roads.

A number of incidents caused by the weather have been reported throughout the morning including multiple fallen trees.

The A828 nothbound between Creagan and Appin village was described as ‘very hazardous’ earlier today and ‘impassable’ with motorists being warned to avoid it. Lots of trees were hanging down into the road because they were so weighted down by the heavy snowfall.

A concrete wagon also came off the road near to Oban Airport, holding traffic back.

On the A85 Dalmally to Tyndrum, a number of cars were spotted off the road at three different locations.  Police were seen in attendance and no one seemed injured, according to one passing motorist.

Earlier in the day, road conditions between Oban and Dunbeg were slippy to negotiate with drivers coming in from the Taynuilt direction also having to go steady. Oban to Lochgilphead roads were also in a ‘very poor state’ said one roadwatch Facebook post, with two lorries getting stuck.

There was more heavy snow at Dalmally mid-morning but in general roads around Oban are now slushy.

There are no current police travel warnings and the forecast for the rest of the day is light rain showers and a moderate breeze.