A gritter left the road in the early hours of this morning near to Appin as workers worked tirelessly to treat roads ahead of the influx of commuters this morning, with temperatures dropping to around -3c overnight.
The incident occurred around 3.30am with a police spokeswoman confirming officers were in attendance after the gritter left the road and tipped over near to the Old Inn at Appin on the A828.
The spokeswoman added: “Police attended shortly after 3.30am and placed police tape around the gritter to ensure passing cars were made aware. The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital as a precaution; however, no serious injuries are believed to have been sustained.”
Gritter operator Bear Scotland sent personnel to the scene with the decision made to attempt to recover the vehicle once the night had parted and more favourable weather conditions ensued.
Police also confirmed this morning another heavy vehicle had left the road and overturned near to Dalmally, with the road still passable as one lane remains open to passing traffic.
Officers are at scene of RTC on #A85 about 2 miles East of Dalmally where a lorry has overturned – ONE LANE IS OPEN – Awaiting recovery. Please take care on approach. #DriveSafe @trafficscotland @INRIXtrafficSCT @obantimes @westcoastbuses @CalMac_Updates
— ObanPolice (@ObanPol) January 30, 2019