Rest and Be Thankful diverted for second day amid heavy rain

The A83 has been closed since Wednesday afternoon due to poor weather.

The A83 Rest and Be Thankful has been hit with another day of disruption amid heavy rain.

The major road through Argyll has been closed since 12pm on Wednesday following a yellow weather warning for rain.

That alert ended at 10pm on Wednesday but Traffic Scotland said diversions via Old Military Road will stay in place.

Another update is expected later on Thursday morning.

Public consultations are set to take place for a long-term solution to the landslip-plagued Rest and Be Thankful.

The stretch of the A83 has been prone to landslides during adverse weather conditions with £470m plans to develop a debris flow shelter on the road put in place last June.

The road between Arrochar and Inveraray was hit with a landslide in October and plans developed by Transport Scotland are aiming to mitigate against road closures due to landslides.

Plans to improve the Rest and Be ThankfulTransport Scotland
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