A83 under warning of increased risk of landslides

[Update 21.15 below] Transport Scotland is warning road users that the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful is currently at increased risk of landslides.

All road users are advised to drive with care on the A83 section between Arrochar and Inveraray.

Update 21.15: The warning remains in place.

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3 Responses to A83 under warning of increased risk of landslides

  1. What exactly is a driver expected to do in these circumstances? Go like the clappers, go slowly, or not go that way at all?

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    • Ridiculous, isn’t it?
      We did a straw poll a while ago and, predictably there were two approaches – almost evenly split.
      Abut half – which I admit includes myself – go for the heavy right foot; and half go canny with a sharp eye on the hillside for longer than they probably should.
      HGV drivers are the most nervous as their high-sided vehicles have the capacity to be pushed over the crash barrier and on down the hill. But they have schedules to meet so voluntarily taking the long way round, adding an hour and a quarter or so, isn’t really an option.
      People out for a drive, if they get the warning before they leave, probably just go somewhere else.

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  2. I suppose practically all you can do is watch out for debris on the road, there is probably a higher risk of hitting debris in the road than being hit by debris.

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