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Comment posted A83 landslide closure updates by jake.

I stand, albeit lop-sidedly, corrected!

jake also commented

  • Ah…..new to the area, eh?
    Well you won’t fully appreciate that landslides happen more frequently at night…..it’s to do with 3 legged haggis scampering around the hills after dark. They get particularly frisky in the period just after St Andrew’s day.
    If they were more like pandas the risk of landslip could be reduced to just 12 hours per year.
  • I do wonder about the competence of transerv to manage the complexities of this piece of road.
    They seem to be struggling to identify where a landslip is after it’s happened and yet we’re meant to have confidence in their ability to predict it, assess it and repair it, not to mention come up with some workable longer term plan.

    But yes indeed, all credit where it’s due, that the current slippage is not at the site of the works done at previous slippages is a great achievement. Whether this is due to the works or due to the fact that the dangerously unstable top soil there has already slipped and been carried away….who can tell?

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