Progress made clearing mainland roads

Work has continued on the A835 at Leckmeln to clear three landslides and associated flooding with good progress being made in challenging weather conditions.

Although it has continued to rain, water levels are receding somewhat and there are no concerns relating to recurrence of the debris flows.

A BEAR Scotland spokesperson, said: “Despite the constraints of the sites and continued wet weather, we have successfully removed 900 tonnes of debris from the site today. Our efforts will continue into tomorrow when we plan to remove a further 600 tonnes of debris.

“Traffic will continue to operate via a convoy system overnight and through tomorrow and is being arranged to facilitate the ferry timetable.

“Work is ongoing and we don’t yet have exact timings of when the three sites will be re-open as normal. We will endeavour to keep the public updated as work on-site continues to make progress. We thank motorists for their continued patience and we will issue a further update at 10am tomorrow morning.”