A trunk road in Argyll has reopened after two cars were caught up in a landslide at the Rest and Be Thankful.
The A83 Tarbet to Campbeltown route reopened after a 200 tonne landslip caused by Storm Frank closed the road in both directions yesterday morning.
The incident took place at around 7.30am. One woman was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to be treated for an injury, understood to be a chest injury caused by an airbag.
A spokeswoman for the NHS said: “Her condition is stable. She will probably be discharged today or tomorrow.”
Road maintenance company Bear Scotland gave details of the clear up operation. A spokeswoman said: “The debris has been removed from the carriageway and the debris protection fences have been repaired and reinstated by geotechnical teams. Geotechnical experts have assessed the slope for safety and the road has since been reopened.
“For safety, temporary traffic lights will remain in place until full repairs to the fencing and barriers can be completed.
“The Old Military Road was opened as an alternative route this morning for motorists and all diversions have now been lifted.
“Approximately 90mm (3.5ins) of rain fell in the area over 24 hours during Storm Frank.
“Yesterday’s slip occurred just south of the B828 junction above the location of the previous slip on December 5. Geotechnical experts have estimated that the slip occurred some 200m (656ft) above the carriageway.
“Although Storm Frank has passed our control room monitors conditions across the network 24/7.”