A SERIOUS accident near Arrochar closed part of the A83 this afternoon.

Traffic Scotland reported just before 2.45pm on Tuesday that the road was shut in both directions between the A814 in Arrochar and the A82 at Tarbet due to a serious road traffic collision (RTC).

All lanes were blocked for up to one hour as emergency services arrived on scene.

The road was reopened shortly before 4pm with traffic under contraflow and being managed by police.

Delays are expected due to heavy traffic in the area and road users are advised to follow alternative routes where possible.

For further updates, see @trafficscotland on Twitter.

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