THE A83 is currently closed in both directions to allow teams to assess a landslip that has occurred at the Rest and Be Thankful.

The debris has been caught in one of the specially designed landslip mitigation fences across the bottom of the slope above the A83 carriageway, however a full safety and geotechnical assessment needs to be completed in the area as a precaution before the road can reopen.

BEAR Scotland – which manages and maintains the trunk roads in the north east and north west of Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland - operatives and a specialist subcontractor are on site looking at the possibility of opening the Old Military Road diversion route, however this will depend on a full geotechnical assessment determining the safety of this option.

The standard incident diversion route is being put in place while the assessment takes place as a precaution.

The organisation said further updates will be provided later this morning.

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