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The road at Eas Mor will remain closed for two months following a landslide after, what have been described as monsoon conditions, during a storm on Wednesday September 2.
One side of the main road at the south of the island has disappeared and major repair works will now be required. A temporary road closure has been imposed until November 3 at Achenhew, Kildonan, from its junction with Kildonan Road eastwards to a point near Auchenhew Bridge.
A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: ‘The landslip on the C147 near Kildonan has resulted in a road closure that is currently still in place to ensure public safety.
‘A specialist engineering company has been employed to carry out an inspection today (Tuesday). Once we receive the report and recommendations from the inspection, we will be in a better position to determine how long the road will remain closed.
‘In the meantime, traffic is being diverted through Kildonan and we will endeavour to re-open the C147 as soon as possible.’