A82 closed in both directions after 'fuel tanker' crashes off road

Fire crews and police are on the scene at Loch Tulla viewpoint.

A82 closed in both directions after ‘fuel’ tanker crashes off road at Loch Tulla viewpoint by Bridge of Orchy Supplied

A major road has been closed in both directions after a tanker crashed off the carriageway in Argyll and Bute.

Emergency services were alerted to the collision around 7.30am on Friday, on the A82 north of Bridge of Orchy at Loch Tulla viewpoint.

Firefighters and police attended the scene and the road was shut off in both directions.

Transport Scotland said it was understood the vehicle was a fuel tanker and the A82 would remain closed until it could be recovered.

One fire engine was dispatched at around 8.34am to support Police Scotland and a local diversion route was put in place.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said there had been no reports of casualties.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called around 7.30am on Friday, June 24, to a report of a one vehicle crash on the A82, north of Bridge of Orchy.

“Police are in attendance to assist with traffic management and the road will remain closed until the tanker has been uplifted.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.34am on Friday, June 24, to reports of a tanker which had left the road at the A82 near to Bridge of Orchy.

“Operations Control mobilised one fire appliance and firefighters are currently at the scene assisting emergency service partners.

“There are no reported casualties at this time.”