Suhua Highway closed until at least Tuesday due to rockslides

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/29
By: Shen Ju-feng and Christie Chen

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Suhua Highway, which links Yilan County and Hualien County,

Photo courtesy of Directorate General of Highways

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]

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