The Nan - Bo Klua Road R1081 Temporarily Closed

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    There's been a big landslide on the Nan - Bo Klua road R1081 and it is temporarily closed until it is cleared.



    A landslide, triggered by days of heavy downpours, made a large section of the Lak Lai-Bo Klua highway in Nan's Bo Klua district impassable for all vehicles on Friday, prompting provincial governor Paisal Wimonrat to instruct it to be cleared.

    Nan Highway Office deputy director Udom Chamnanya estimated that it would take 2-3 days for the landslide to be totally removed from the road.
    He said heavy machinery had arrived at the scene to start work..

    Source: The Nation & Natthaya Phiban
     
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    Update 21 August 2018

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    Another landslide, this time R1081 north of Bo Klua to Chalerm Prakiet

    Another major landslide in Nan, 5,000 people affected

    NAN: More than 5,000 people living in 11 villages in Chaloem Phra Kiat district who need to go into the city area must make a 100 kilometre detour after a major landslide blocked their normal 30km route.

    It is the second major landslide in the area in less than a month. The first killed eight people.

    The landslide overnight dumped more than 30,000 cubic metres of earth on a section of Highway 1081, which connects Bo Kluea district to Chaloem Phra Kiat district and is the most direct route to the city for people in the 11 villages of tambon Khun Nan

    Chaloem Phra Kiat district hospital and the district office are in the city zone.

    Sirichai Phukchaiphuean, director of the 2nd Nan Highway District, and Col Rattana Phatthanasophon, chief of the 32nd Ranger Regiment Task Force, were leading the operation on Tuesday morning to remove the huge pile of soil and reopen the road.

    It was estimated it would take about five days just to open a single traffic lane. Then the construction of a retaining wall would begin to prevent more soil sliding onto the road before the landslide is fully cleared.

    Three excavators were being used in the operation.

    The soil barrier blocking the road is about 4 metres high and totals at least 2,000 10-wheel truck loads, officials said.

    villagers who have to travel into the city area via the long route.

    On Monday, tropical storm Bebinca made landfall in Vietnam and its influence triggered severe floods in this northern province.

    On July 27, a landslide killed eight people and destroyed homes in Bo Kluea district. The victims were all members of the same family living in four homes engulfed by a torrent of mud that swept down the mountain.

    Nan province governor Paisarn Wimolrat declared Ban Huay Khap, a village tucked in a valley, a disaster zone and ordered the evacuation of the 100 surviving residents. ​

    Source: Bangkok Post 21 August 2018
    Another major landslide in Nan, 5,000 people affected
     

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