Met office warning of future weather patterns speaks to need for right solution for A83

In confirming today that 2012 was the second wettest year for the UK as a whole since records began in 1910, the Met Office has warned that even more extreme rain will become a feature of our weather into the future.

it noted that four of the top five wettest years since 1910 had occurred since 2000.

This evidenced projection further undermines Transport Scotland’s cheapskate proposal just to sling some more debris netting on the landslide troubled hillside above the A83′s climb up to Rest and Be Thankful

This scheme was the only one of the six considered to be unable to guarantee negligible future risk of landslips closing this key arterial road.

Now, with this Met Office forecast of continuing heavy rain as a feature of our weather system into the future, this lightweight scheme for the A83 looks even more wrong headed.

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One Response to Met office warning of future weather patterns speaks to need for right solution for A83

  1. Totally agree with the above from Newsroom re A83. Driving over The Rest last night I was struck by just how many heavy vehicles use this arterial road at night. Not only commercial interests essential to our community being served here, but peoples lives are at stake here. I’m no road technician but common sense tells me that additional debris netting is not going to solve this problem, and is a makeshift cheap option that could very well end in tragedy.

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