A82 - Loch Lochy windblow clearance

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Road users are advised that traffic management will be in place at Loch Lochy next week (w/c 2 Feb) as Forestry Commission Scotland steps in to clear up some windblown trees adjacent to the A82.

The windblow is the result of the January storms that swept the country.

Alex Macleod, who is managing the Commission’s A82 Project, said:

“This is a safety measure to ensure that trees blown over on the edges of the forest are safely taken down before they cause any further damage – or even injury.

“We will be working with SSE on this operation given some of the affected trees are near an overhead power line and have liaised closely with Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland to ensure the inconvenience to road users is minimised as much as possible.”

The Commission’s team in the area anticipate that the work will be completed within the week though the traffic management will move between two separate locations immediately north of the Corriegour Lodge Hotel.

Alex added;

“This is an additional pressure on our staff and on the resources at our disposal but it is one of those things that have to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

“Whilst we’re clearing these trees , we will be continuing with our slope stability works at Glen Righ. The Loch Lochy site will be fully clear felled later this year - after we have replaced and repaired some forest road bridges required to access the site.”

Up to date traffic management information can be found on the Traffic Scotland Web site http://trafficscotland.org/ 

Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland 

2. For more information about Forestry Commission Scotland’s longer term programme over the next 10 -15 years - visit www.forestry.gov.uk/A82operations 

3. You can also follow us at http://twitter.com/A82operations  

4.  For news, events and recreation information log on to www.facebook.com/enjoyscotlandsforests    For Twitter: www.twitter.com/fcscotlandnews 

5. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

6. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590


e-mail: paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk