Clachan burn bursts its banks

The Oban Times - - Community News -

MA­JOR flood­ing due to tor­ren­tial rain closed the A83 trunk road at Clachan but sub­stan­tial dam­age was averted thanks to a multi-agency re­sponse.

At about 5am, on Sun­day Novem­ber 15, the small burn, which flows be­hind the fuel sta­tion burst its banks.

A large green lorry con­tainer, used as a store by Clachan Garage, was washed into the burn and lodged against five trees op­po­site the vil­lage hall.

There fol­lowed 12 hours of res­cue ac­tiv­ity in­volv­ing Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil, Po­lice Scot­land, the coast­guard and Camp­bel­town Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, con­trac­tors Macleod, Mc­Fadyen and McNaughton as well as lo­cal farm­ers, the Scot­tish En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Agency, Scot­tish and Southern En­ergy and forestry con­trac­tors.

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