[Update A82 reopened, A83 warnings removed] The A82 is closed in both directions between Tarbet and Crianlarich because of flooding and emergency roadworks at Ardlui. It has been closed since around 06.15 this morning and the duration of the closure is not currently estimated. Drivers are advised to sue the diversion route below and to allow additional journey time – the diversion is substantial in some cases.
The A83 remains under warnings of increased risk of landslides at the Rest and be Thankful section.
With more rai forecast for this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow, we have to hope that the hillside at Rest and Be Thankful holds on and that this does not prove the nightnare scenario with no southwards way in or out of Argyll except what would quickly become a choke point for Western Ferries at Hunters Quay in Dunoon and McInroys Point at Gourock.
Diversion for A82 users
Diversion: Northbound: At the junction of the A82 with the A83 at Tarbet turn left onto the A83 signposted Campbeltown. Continue on this route until Inveraray. At Inveraray turn right onto the A819. Continue on the A819 until junction of A85 and follow normal direction signs.
Diversion Southbound: For traffic travelling westbound on the A85 at Crianlarich continue on the A82 to Tyndrum and at the junction of A85 and A82 turn left onto the A85. Continue on the A85 to the A85/A819 junction and turn left onto the A819. Continue on the A819 to Inveraray. At Inveraray junction of A83 and A819 turn left onto the A83 and continue to Tarbet, Junction of A82 and A83. Follow normal directions. Local access will be maintained.