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Landslip debris clearance starts at Stromeferry

Work to clear debris from last week’s landslide on the A890 Stromeferry bypass in Wester Ross is set to get underway today after additional barriers were placed earlier this week to protect road users.

Highland Council described the landslip, which occurred 1km to the west of the avalanche shelter on Thursday 8 November, as a minor slip and said that the debris had not impacted on road use.

A survey of the slip was carried out by engineers from URS and geotechnical specialist from TRAC that day after the landslide and this led to concrete barriers being placed at the bottom of the slope to prevent the debris reaching the road. Further barriers were placed around the base of the slide on Monday 12 November to allow removal of the loose material, which is due to get underway today.

Highland Council has said that traffic flow has remained unaffected by the landslip but traffic may be halted temporarily during truck loading.

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