A traffic warning has been issued after “large numbers” of motorists parked up and blocked a busy road near a Scots beauty spot.
The A83 Tarbet to Lochgilphead route has been partially blocked by vehicles at Arrochar, which is located at the head of Loch Long in Argyll and Bute.
Just after 2pm, Traffic Scotland put a warning on a stretch of the road between the A814 and B828.
The organisation posted: “Drivers are asked to use caution as they drive through Arrochar due to narrow lanes caused by vehicles parked on or near the roadside.”
Hazard – narrow lanes on the #A83 around Arrochar due to large numbers of vehicles parked on the roadside.
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) June 6, 2020
One passerby said there was no room for two-way traffic at the spot, leaving it dangerous for buses and emergency vehicles.
@WestDunbartPol accident waiting to happen on a83 at Arrochar cars parked on road and path no one has bothered to do anything about it and vehicles can't pass that great I had to stop and pull up on the grass verge to let an hgv pass pic.twitter.com/DBUacx7PrH
— david stone (@dstone6822) June 6, 2020
Muppet in Arrochar
Really aren't going to learn are they?! No space for two way traffic, busses, ambulances etc. Police doing nothing @policescotland @BrendanOHaraMP @AButeWDunbarPol @argyllandbute pic.twitter.com/zdxEpLuOUD
— Taylor🏴🏴🏴 (@dtaylor5633) June 6, 2020
@AButeWDunbarPol may be want to put it in to practice and send some cars u to ticket the cars in arrochar double parked on the A83 making it difficult to for locals and lorry passing maybe if you actually issue tickets more rather than leaflets on windows https://t.co/sR9KqhQgHm pic.twitter.com/5YMFQq7eu4
— Robert Scaglione fer (@robertferguso14) June 6, 2020
It comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday that she will consider passing a law restricting travel to within five miles if people continue to breach the updated lockdown advice following a spike in traffic last weekend.
Police Scotland issued 797 dispersal notices last Saturday alone as people flocked to the country’s beauty spots to enjoy the sunshine.
Road use on Sunday, May 31, was up by 70% on the previous Sunday.
Traffic on the A82 near Loch Lomond, and the roads around Glencoe, was three times higher on Saturday, May 30 than the previous week.
A huge amount of rubbish was also left behind by visitors to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
And on Saturday afternoon, SNP MP Ian Blackford said he had spoken with police after receiving reports of tourists and second-homeowners arriving throughout his Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency.
I despair at the selfishness of such people. I am getting reports in Ross, Skye & Lochaber of tourists and second home owners being here, I have been talking with the police re this. It is not acceptable to engage in non essential travel. The police will take an interest in this. https://t.co/Q370HabI72
— Ian Blackford (@Ianblackford_MP) June 6, 2020
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