A three-vehicle crash on the A82 between Spean Bridge and Fort William has resulted in three people being taken to hospital, and a 161-mile diversion for traffic avoiding the closed section of road.
Police were called out to the scene at around 5.30pm, with the fire service joining a few minutes later.
Four pumps were sent to the scene, and cutting gear was used before they began leaving at around 7.20pm.
The Glasgow-based Helimed 5 air ambulance was also in attendance at the Spean Bridge end of the section of road, where the incident took place.
A police spokeswoman confirmed three people had been injured in the crash, although information on their conditions was not immediately available.
Kate Forbes, who represents the Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency in the Scottish Parliament, tweeted her concern for those involved.
Really concerned to see this, all my thoughts are with the individuals involved and their families. https://t.co/4WO8HYKiaJ
— Kate Forbes (@_KateForbes) May 24, 2021
A fire service spokesman said: “The call came in at 5.36pm, and we mobilised four pumps.
“We got the stop message back at 7.19pm, by which time all the casualties had been removed from the car and in care of Scottish Ambulance Service.
“We made the scene safe.”
Traffic Scotland has tweeted a diversion route for cars unable to travel on the section of road, which covers a total distance of 161 miles.
The #A82 remains closed between Spean Bridge and Fort William following an earlier RTC
Diversion: via Crainlarich, the A85 to Perth, the A9 to Dalwhinnie, the A889 and the A86 – and vice-versa.
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) May 24, 2021
Meanwhile, a separate part of the A82 by Loch Lomond between Ardlui and Tarbet has also been closed.
This is an ongoing incident and this story will be updated with more information as it comes.