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Bridge of Balgie road beyond dam should be temporarly closed
by Second chance » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:51 pm
Thanks to 3 fellow climbers who I met also trying to get to the end of the loch, for attempting to dig me out to no avail with ice axes. Very good samaritains ! I managed to turn back many other cars that were also following me into the ruts further on - at least saving them the bother that I had got into.
Walking back along the road I was able to get a signal on my phone and call for help. A tow truck arrived an hour or so later and told me he was doing this task every day recently !!!!!! After 3 hours winching and straining I finally got back to Killin and paid the garage. Thanks to John the mechanic who came to my aid.
As this is now a daily occurance I thought I should highlight this on our website to help others avoid the drama I experienced today. In my opinion there should be snow gates put up and closed when the road is blocked or unpassable simply putting signs up saying the road is not maintained or gritted isnt quite good enough. Anyway learned my lesson and have decided to stay away from the hills until the white stuff goes
by Johnny Corbett » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:59 pm
by Border Reiver » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:43 pm
by Fudgie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:34 pm
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