Winds in control: ferries cancelled, roads closed to high sided vehicles

The weather forecasts got this one right. Winds are gusting to gale force inland and severe gale to storm force on the west coast islands and storm force winds affecting Islay, Mull and Tiree.

These winds are keeping west coast  ferries in port and closing roads to high sided vehicles; and the A83 remains under increased risk of landslides with the accompanying rain. The A82 is closed to high vehicles in two consecutive sections. Tyndrum to Glencoe and Glencoe to Ballachulish; as is the Erskine Bridge.

Argyll Ferries’ Gourock-Dunoon service is suspended pending a review at 21.00. A replacement bus service is leaving Gourock train station and Dunoon pier on the hour and half past the hour.

Clydelink’s Kilcreggan Ferry to Gourock Ferry is operating on a sailing by sailing basis for the rest of today.

CalMac has seven ferry services to the Western Isles, Mull, Skye and Cumbrae in the Clyde cancelled; and ten under constant threat of weather disruption.

The winds are supposed to be ease during the night but it’s likely to be a rough night.

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