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Landslip causes disruption to Inverness-Kyle rail service and closes A835 Tore to Ullapool road

By Philip Murray

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UPDATE: A landslide at Garve is expected to cause disruption to rail and road journeys between Inverness and the west coast today.

Rail services between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh have been cancelled after the landslip at around 6am. It is understood that around 50 tonnes of earth were moved during the incident.

The main A835 Tore to Ullapool road was also blocked in both directions by the same landslide. However, shortly after 9.30am Traffic Scotland announced that one land had reopened, with temporary traffic lights in place. They have warned motorists to be aware of slow moving vehicles.

In other news Scotrail added that it services had also been disrupted, with services terminating early. It is understood that rail journeys curtailed by the landslip may still run between Kyle of Lochalsh and Achnasheen, and between Inverness and Dingwall. Check www.scotrail.co.uk for the latest details.

"We apologise for the delay to your journey," said a ScotRail spokesman. "To make a claim under our Delay Repay Guarantee, visit ScotRail.co.uk/delay-repay."

A general warning about disruption due to flooding has also been issued for the Highland mainline between Inverness and Perth.

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