Gridlock after serious crash on A82

There were long tailbacks on roads near Garelochhead.
There were long tailbacks on roads near Garelochhead.

UPDATE: Police Scotland have now released details of the Inverbeg accident – click here for more information.

A serious road accident on the A82 at Inverbeg on Loch Lomondside caused enormous problems on roads across the area today (Saturday).

The trunk road was closed at around 11am, finally reopening nearly five hours later, but delays remained on other routes.

Holiday traffic including coaches and motorhomes was diverted onto the narrow A814 alongside Loch Long, and it was only a matter of time until this too was blocked with Traffic Scotland describing it as ‘unsuitable’.

The second diversion we=as via Callander and Lochearnhead
The second diversion was via Callander and Lochearnhead

This forced a second diversion route to be set up, via Callander – adding up to 60 miles onto journeys.

Hundreds of drivers were unaware of this and headed through Helensburgh onto the A814, only to hit long queues and have to turn back at the Whistlefield roundabout.

Once again the illuminated road safety sign on the A814 near Helensburgh Sailing Club, which cost £16,000, carried no information about the incident.

Details of the accident have not yet been made available.

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  1. Diversion signs I. Crianlarich would have been helpful and saved time and frustration by not driving all the way to Tarbet only to be turned back to Crianlarich!

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