Indefinite total closure continues in La Línea after strong landslide on Calarcá road

Indefinite total closure continues in La Línea after strong landslide on Calarcá road
Indefinite total closure continues in La Línea after strong landslide on Calarcá road

04:09 PM

Landslides continue to cause trouble on the country’s various roads. This time, a new episode of Fall of rocky material affected mobility on the Calarcá – Cajamarca road in La Línea.

This was announced through a statement published on social media. the National Roads Institute, Invías, this Saturday, July 6.

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This landslide affected one of the country’s main corridors, which was completely blocked.so the relevant authorities are aware of the situation and informing the public.

Until this point of the day, At around 4:10 pm, the road remains completely closed as a precaution.while the yellow machinery continues removing earth and debris.

“Three backhoes and five dump trucks are working to remove the earth and mud in the shortest possible time”said Invías.

This was confirmed in her most recent report by Captain Laura Marcela Lara, sectional head of traffic and transportation in Tolima. “Please note that the road remains completely closed due to landslides and falling material.”

“Invías personnel and people from the Traffic section are on site, working hard. to ensure the opening of the road in the shortest possible time,” said the section chief.

On the other hand, the captain recommended taking alternative routes such as: Manizales – Alto de Letras – Fresno and Manizales – Murillo – Livano. He also warned of intermittent closures in the Cajamarca – Calarcá direction in order to mobilize the removed material to reopen the road.

According to the entity, The landslide blocked precisely kilometer 29, sectors of the Tigrillo Lanudo tunnelof the road corridor, which is why it has taken up a fairly large area. They do not plan to give the green light until mobility is safe again.

Since early morning, the entities have continued to update the status of the road. However, for now it remains closed; this was announced by Miguel Bermúdez, director of Transit of Tolima.

“A total closure of the operation of the road leading from the department of Quindío to Tolima is generated, Once through the tunnel, a collapse of mud material occurred as a result of the heavy rains that have fallen in this area. For travelers coming from Quindío to Tolima, please note that the road is closed in this direction, so alternative routes must be taken,” he said.

As expected, the agency in charge of the country’s roads clarified that this incident was one of many caused by the heavy rains that hit the country seasonally.

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“Invías issued Resolution 02755 of July 6, 2024, by means of which preventive closures are authorized on the roads of the National Highway System in charge of the Nation in order to be able to attend to emergencies that may arise on the road corridors due to heavy rains which are recorded in different regions of the country,” the entity detailed.

 
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