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Landslips block A82 and destroy 50ft section of road

Drivers have been warned to expect delays in the Highlands as a result.

Collapse: Road was destroyed between Scottas and Airor.
Collapse: Road was destroyed between Scottas and Airor. Highland Council

Landslips have blocked the A82 and caused the collapse of a section of road in the Highlands.

Drivers were warned to expect delays after rocks and mud tumbled on to the road on Wednesday.

Debris has left the A82 partially blocked between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston.

Meanwhile, another landslip has destroyed a 50ft section of road in the Knoydart peninsula, Lochaber.

Repairs to the road between Scottas and Airor are likely to take several weeks, Highland Council has warned.

It is a lifeline route for local communities and the local authority is taking steps to keep traffic moving.

A spokesman said: "Our roads inspector has been on site this morning and carried out an initial inspection and a full engineering assessment is planned tomorrow.

"Preliminary plans have already been made for the transfer of staff and materials to the area and contact has been made with a local landing craft operator.

Due to the geographical and physical constraints it is anticipated that the repair will take several weeks depending on the availability of specialist equipment and materials.

"In the meantime the local community have set up a 'road shuttle' arrangement with a vehicle on either side of the landslip."

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