Dumbarton MSP Jackie Baillie is calling for action to deal with flooding on the A82, following frustrated motorists raising concerns about flooding and delays on the road on Tuesday.

Torrential rain fall caused major flooding on the A82, which lead to significant delays for motorists and potentially for emergency service vehicles. The Dumbarton MSP is calling for Transport Scotland to take action to resolve the long standing flooding issues on the A82.

Commenting, Jackie Baillie MSP for Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh said:

“Many motorists will have been caught up in the flooding on the A82 yesterday, making it difficult for them to travel in or out of the area and I completely understand their frustration. Flooding like this not only causes problems for motorists but also for our emergency services, with ambulances potentially not being able to get through to the RAH. This just shows why it’s vital that more emergency services are available at the Vale of Leven Hospital.

“The A82 is a crucial trunk road that is the main access to our area, when it floods, the whole area seizes up. This happens time and time again and the patience of local people is fast running out.

“I have written to Transport Scotland yet again to demand that action is taken as we simply cannot have major roads like the A82 come to a standstill and our area marooned due to heavy rainfall.”

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