Landslides badly affect south-central and Central Highlands traffic
  • | dtinews.vn | November 30, 2020 10:40 AM
Many roads in the south-central and central highlands regions have been blocked by serious landslides.


Landslide on National Highway 27C

Ta Thanh Tinh, head of the Road Management Unit 3 said heavy rain had caused landslides along the National Highway 27C connecting Nha Trang and Da Lat. A landslide occurred at 5 pm on November 27 blocked the traffic in Son Thai Commune, Khanh Vinh District.

According to Tinh, the road was blocked by nearly 2,000 cubic metres of rocks. Employees have been sent to clear the road but the work was hindered by on-going heavy rain.

Water also runs from the mountain to the road, further complicating the situation and threatening traffic safety. The authorities have raised warnings and ordered local people to not travel through this road.

The National Highway is over 120km long. The section that runs through Khanh Le Mountain Pass is 33km long.

Heavy rains also caused landslides and blocked many road sections in the mountainous district of Dong Xuan, Phu Yen Province. La O Hoa, chairman of Phu Mo Commune People's Committee, confirmed on November 29 that the only road connecting the Dong Xuan District and Phu Mo Commune centre was blocked.


Road blocked by landslide in Phu Yen on November 29.

"We had heavy rains on November 28 and 29 which caused several landslides. The most severe landslide occurred on the Phu Yen-Gia Lai route, causing congestion. We have raised warning signs and asked residents to avoid these sections," he said.

Many landslides also occurred in Phu Dong and Phu Hai villages, isolating many people.

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