Police remind drivers with abnormal loads to use designated laybys following delays on Kessock Bridge today. (20/02/13)

Issued by Northern Constabulary

Shortly after 09:00 hours today (20 February 2013) two Heavy Goods Vehicles carrying abnormal loads crossed the Kessock Bridge after failing to stop at the designated Abnormal Load Laybys.

This resulted in considerable delays on the bridge whilst traffic management systems were reinstated.

Members of the travelling public contacted Police to report the incident and the vehicles were subsequently stopped and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police would like to remind Haulage Contractors and their drivers, that any load with a width of 2.9metres or greater, must stop at the designated laybys on the approach to the Kessock Bridge and contact the mobile number shown, so they can be escorted safely across the bridge.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter and for their patience during the delays that were caused.

The designated Abnormal Load Laybys on the approach to the Kessock Bridge are:

  • A9 southbound- protected layby near Munlochy junction,
  • A9 northbound- protected layby at Drumossie Brae,
  • A96 westbound- protected layby at Morayhill,
  • A82 eastbound- Woodys car park, Inverness.

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