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Missing gritters make road doubly dangerous


The String Road, especially towards the summit, is probably the most dangerous stretch of road in snowy conditions on Arran.

Snow had been forecast, and that was the situation at 8.30am on March 21. The road surface was treacherous and extremely dangerous to vehicles. There was a line of vehicles stuck for an hour and a lorry had to deliberately steer into the verge to arrest an uncontrollable slide. In all of this, the gritter was conspicuous by its absence.

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