A broken-down refuse truck is to be recovered by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the road from Tarbert to Scalpay this morning (Tuesday August 20th).

The work to move the truck means the road will be closed for an indefinite period from 10am, while cranes are brought in to lift the vehicle from the verge where it is currently stuck.

Police and the Comhairle are advising motorists that there will be no movement of vehicles on the road during the time that the work is carried out.

Also as a result of the breakdown, households who were expecting the collection of their refuse in Tarbert and Scaladale yesterday (Monday August 19th) will now have bins collected tomorrrow, Wednesday 21st August.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar apologise for any inconvenience caused.