Central Highway: rockfall reported in two sections of the road

Central Highway: rockfall reported in two sections of the road
Central Highway: rockfall reported in two sections of the road

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Rockfall reported in two sections of the Central Highway

The rock slide caused extensive damage.

The rock slide caused extensive damage. | Source: Courtesy

The heavy rains that have fallen in recent days have caused the heavy rock fall in two sections of the Central Highway, an important road that connects Lima with the mountains.

The correspondent of RPP in Junin reported that one of the avalanches was recorded at kilometer 97 of the Central Roadin the Cacray sector, belonging to the district of San Mateo, province of Huarochirí.

In this place, the stones destroyed a tanker truck and severely damaged another, according to police information. Likewise, the rocks destroyed the asphalt layer, interrupting free traffic.

The second avalanche was recorded at kilometer 88 of the aforementioned road, in the Ocatara sector, where rocks fell and affected a trailer, which ended up lost.

In dialogue with RPP, Hugo Gonzalesmayor of the province of Huarochirí, reported that, due to these landslides, two people were injured, although fortunately without risk to their lives.

Central Road

This is how the road was left due to the rockfall. | Source: Courtesy

Central Highway closed

The dealership Deviandes reported that the total closure of the Central Highway, from Corcona to Casapalca, has been ordered for the cleaning and repair of the road, but it has not been specified for how long.

In this regard, the National Police recommended drivers consider alternative routes to the city of Lima, from Chupaca-Junín, through Cañete; and the route through Canta, which passes through the Cordillera de la Widow, in the Pasco region.

 
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