More than 3,500 cubic meters of earth have fallen on roads in eastern Caldas

The Caldas Governorate continues its work to address critical areas affected by heavy rains in the east of the department. These areas have suffered severe landslides, obstructing road traffic and putting the safety of residents at risk.

After a tour of the most affected areas, Jorge Ricardo Gutiérrez, Secretary of Infrastructure of Caldas, shared details about the efforts and progress in road recovery.

Intervention in Villalord

«After having made a tour to Manzanares, we have detected a series of points that are being attended to, such as in Villalord, where a landslide of approximately 3,500 cubic meters occurred that blocked the road. From the Infrastructure Secretariat, and with the machinery of the combos managed through Promueve Más, we intervened immediately. Currently we have a backhoe and five dump trucks working; in addition, the road was enabled with restricted passage. We will continue working to try to completely clear the road,» explained Gutiérrez.

Other Areas of Intervention

In addition to Villalord, there are other critical points that are receiving attention:

  • Manzanares – Marulanda: “We have an event between Manzanares and Marulanda, where we are working with a loader and a dump truck,” said Gutiérrez.
  • Inns – Montebonito: “We are also working on the Mesones – Montebonito road, where we have deployed a mini-loader and a dump truck to move the materials that have fallen on the road. We are very attentive to anything that may happen,” added the Secretary.

Critical points in Manzanares

The main critical points in Manzanares include:

  • Manzanares – Petaqueros, Villalord sector
  • Manzanares – Marulanda
  • Inns – Montebonito

The Caldas Infrastructure Secretariat, with the support of Promueve Más, continues to work intensively to guarantee safety and transitability on all affected roads. “We ask the community for patience, as we are doing everything possible with the machinery and equipment available. We hope to be able to provide reports on progress and roads serviced during the course of the week,” concluded Gutiérrez.

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