As you’ll have seen from yesterday’s post, we had some heavy rain yesterday. I know because I ran in it 😉
And so, as a result of all this rain, we have had a landslip. Actually, we’ve had three landslips today: two on the A83 at Glen Kinglas and Glen Croe at the Rest and Be Thankful, and a third at Tighnabruaich. The A83 is the main road into (and out of) Argyll, and this is the eighth landslip closure in six years, since we moved to Argyll.
Here’s the clear-up job today:
And just to give you some perspective, here’s a wee map.The dark blue line is the affected part of the road:
The road has just been re-opened for now, but as the forecast is for more rain, I’m obviously a bit concerned about getting to Glasgow tomorrow night for the Great Scottish Run weekend. 😦
The alternative route is a sixty mile detour, also marked on the map, and it adds about an hour and a half onto the two hour journey.
It’s just one of the joys of living in a rural area, on the west coast of Scotland!
Here’s the BBC coverage if you’re interested.
I have just one thing that I puzzle over. This is the warning sign at The Rest:
When the lights flash, we’re advised to proceed with caution. Does that mean I should drive slowly, and keep an eye on the hillside; or drive fast to minimise the chances of being swept away? 😮
Wish me luck in getting through to Glasgow tomorrow!
6 thoughts on “Rural Living: Landslips”
Good luck. 🙂
Thanks; I might need that!
I absolutely hate traffic. And the Dallas area is always thick with it.
I complain when the roads are busy; when they’re icy; when they’re blocked- I suppose it gives me something to moan about 😮
Hope you don’t have to add the extra time onto your drive to the run weekend! Stay safe!