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Rest and Be Thankful reopened

The road was closed overnight as a precaution

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By Megan Bonar
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Rest and Be Thankful reopened
The A83 has reopened this morning following a successful safety inspection.
 
All traffic is now being conveyed along A83 under traffic light control.
 
Teams continue to monitor weather and hillside conditions.
The road was closed at 8 pm last night (July 27) as a precaution due to a yellow weather warning for rain.
Bear Scotland has said precautions will continue, traffic will be convoyed along the route throughout the morning, and the road will switch to normal traffic light operation this afternoon if weather conditions are noted to have further improved.

A Met Office yellow warning for rain remains in place which covers parts of Argyll until 6 am on Thursday morning.  Teams remain on-site monitoring weather conditions and observing the hillside.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said:  “We’ve been closely monitoring the weather conditions overnight and this morning, and after a safety inspection of the area this morning we were content to divert all road users back onto the A83.

“As a safety precaution, we are convoying road users along the A83 in single file throughout the morning, with the intention being to switch to normal traffic light operation this afternoon.

“Safety of all road users remains our number one priority and we’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast and monitoring conditions in the area to note any changes.

“As ever, we thank all road users and the local community for their patience while we continue with our work at the Rest and Be Thankful.”

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