By: Shen Ju-feng and Christie Chen
Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Suhua Highway, which links Yilan County and Hualien County,
will be closed until at least Tuesday evening as a result of multiple rockslides that began on Sunday and lasted into Monday, according to authorities.
Rainfall on Sunday caused rocks to fall near the 112.6-kilometer mark of the Suhua Highway at about 5 p.m. that day. The section between Su’ao and Dong’ao was subsequently closed at 7 p.m.
On Monday, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said that continuous rockslides have hampered efforts to clear the road and aerial shots indicate that the mountain slope remains unstable. [FULL STORY]