Stromeferry landslide (22/12/11)

Clearing debris at the landslip.

The A 890 Lochcarron – Kyle road will remain closed on Friday and most likely Saturday as work continues to clear a landslide.

More than 100 tonnes of rock spilled on to the road at 9.30 am this morning.  The location is 100 yards to the west of the avalanche shelter at the first area of hillside with protective netting.

Most of the dislodged rock has now been removed but the road must remain closed as much more rock has come loose and is held under the netting.

The Council has commissioned Skyerope Access to assist with the assessment of the hillside and to manage removal of the loosened rock.

A spokesman said: “The safety of the public is paramount.  The road has been closed since the landslide and will remain closed on Friday and most likely Saturday. Every effort will be made to reopen the road by Christmas Day but no guarantees can be given at this time as there is a lot of rock to remove and new netting to be secured on the hillside.”

Pupils from Plockton High School travelled home today by train.

The school is now closed for the festive holidays.

The railway line remains unaffected by the landslide.

Diversion signs are in place advising the travelling public of the diversion via the A 82 at Invermoriston.

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