'Do not travel': Drivers warned as crashes spark major road closures

The warning comes after two collisions on the A828 and the A82 on the West Coast.

Police Scotland warn drivers not to travel as crashes spark major closures of A828 and A82 iStock

Drivers have been warned not to travel “unless absolutely necessary”, after serious crashes sparked major road closures on the West Coast.

At around 11.05am on Friday, road policing officers were called to reports of a one-vehicle crash on the A82 near Tyndrum, in Argyll and Bute.

One person was taken to hospital as a result, and officers closed down a stretch of the A82 between Fort William and Tyndrum.

A few hours later, emergency services were called to the A828 near Castle Stalker at around 2.30pm on Friday, following reports of a collision involving a car and a lorry.

The entire Oban to Fort William road was closed down by officers and it is currently unknown if anyone was injured as a result.

It comes after a major crash closed down the A82 the day before, which saw two people pronounced dead at the scene.

Police issued the warning on social media, telling drivers not to travel “unless absolutely necessary”.

It read: “Major road closures on west coast due to serious road traffic incidents. A82 closed between Fort William and Tyndrum.

“A828 also completely closed. Traffic diverted at Spean Bridge, and onto the A9.

“Avoid the area as long delays expected. Do not travel unless absolutely necessary.”

With regards to the A82 crash, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.05am on Friday, August 19, officers received a report of a one-vehicle crash on the A82 near Tyndrum.

“One person was taken to hospital.

“The road is currently closed.”

Of the A828 crash, a spokesperson for the force said:

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to reports of a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A828, Oban to Fort William road, near Castle Stalker around 2.30pm on Friday, August 19, 2022.

“Emergency services remain at the scene and the road is likely to remain closed for several hours.

“A man has been arrested in connection with a road traffic offence and released being further enquiries.

“I would like to thank the public for their patience while emergency services attend the incident.

“Anyone with any information, or who witnessed the crash, is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting incident 1976 of Friday, August 19, 2022.”

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