Speyside road is back in use after ten-day closure

Road was closed for ten days.
Road was closed for ten days.

TRAFFIC IS FLOWING again on a Moray road that was closed for just over a week after a landslip brought by torrential rain forced emergency repairs.

The 20m section of the Knockando to Dallas road was undermined and had to be closed as Moray Council roads staff got to work with repairs.

That left motorists with a 15-mile long diversion via Archiestown, Rothes and Elgin for several days. Now after 800 tonnes of material had been trucked in to repair the damage the road has been reopened.

A spokesman for Moray Council said: “The repairs required quite a considerable amount of material that wsa sourced from New Forres Quarry near Rafford and Bluehill Quarry at Craigellachie.

“We are grateful to regular users of the road for their forbearance during the closure.”