In­ver­garry/Spean Bridge

The Oban Times - - Community News -

THE AS­SO­CI­A­TION of Bri­tish In­sur­ers is ex­pect­ing the bill for Storm Des­mond, which re­sulted in 200 tonnes of de­bris fall­ing on to the A82, to reach a to­tal of £ 520 mil­lion.

This comes as around 1,500 fam­i­lies through­out the UK had to seek al­ter­na­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion fol­low­ing ex­treme weather, which saw rain­fall in some ar­eas of Scot­land reach 100 mil­lime­tres.

Ear­lier this month, as Storm Des­mond was at the height of its chaos, a land­slide dis­rupted traf­fic be­tween Spean Bridge and In­ver­garry and a 15-mile stretch of the road had to be closed.

This forced mo­torists onto a di­ver­sion route that added up to an ex­tra 46 miles to their jour­ney.

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