(Updated below – 16,00) The devastating road crash between two heavy duty vehicles on the A9 north of Blair Atholl is now ‘at the recovery stage’.
Both drivers, understood to be in their 30s and from Glasgow, were killed. Their next of kin now have been informed.
One of the diversions in place following the closure of the road is on the A82 from Crianlarich, south through Argyll, along Loch Lomond and on to Glasgow.
This diversion, on the less than fully operational A82, will now last for at least three more hours with police estimating that this will be the time necessary to clear the A9 crash site and reopen that road.
16.00 update: Traffic Scotland has been reporting queues of jammed southbound traffic and long delays at Spean Bridge on th4 A82. This is probably the fruit of the diversion from the A9 closure and will recede when that road is reopened.