A MAJOR road has remained shut in both directions for over 24 hours after a lorry overturned.

We previously reported that the incident on the A83 - just past the Rest and Be Thankful - took place shortly before 8am on Thursday, December 21, as high winds from Storm Pia hit Scotland.

Road users are being advised to use the 60-mile diversion route and expect longer than normal journey times.

Traffic Scotland confirmed that recovery of the vehicle will be carried out when it is safe to do so, but the timescale is weather-dependent.



Bear Scotland has since announced that traffic will be diverted from the A83 onto Old Military Road throughout the rest of the weekend, as there is expected to be heavy persistent rainfall with a corresponding increase in hillside saturation levels.

They said that a further update will be provided on Sunday, December 24, following hillside inspections and a review of hillside saturation.

On Thursday, a yellow weather warning was issued for across Argyll and Bute with winds as strong as 50mph battering the area.

Police Scotland have been approached for comment.

For more information and further updates, visit Traffic Scotland at @trafficscotland or Bear Scotland's website at bearscot.com/nw/a83-rest-and-be-thankful-managing-trunk-road-operation/.