Lochalsh residents evacuated after gas tanker crash

Residents in Lochalsh were evacuated from their homes today (Tuesday) after an accident involving a gas tanker left the road blocked for several hours.

Credit: Willie Urquhart

The lorry came off the road while travelling between Plockton and Kyle Photo: Willie Urquhart

The incident at Erbusaig, between Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh, saw the MacGas lorry leave the single-track road at around 8.40am. Residents of homes close to the accident were evacuated and a 100-metre exclusion zone was established amid reports of gas leaking from the tanker.

Late this afternoon a recovery vehicle was preparing to remove the stricken tanker and it was hoped the road would reopen soon afterwards.

Tanker - Erbusaig 1 (800x453)

Photo: Willie Urquhart