|National Highway 4D, which connects Lào Cai City to Sa Pa District, was blocked by over 2,000 cu.m of rock and soil on Tuesday night. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh|Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI — Vehicles has been allowed to travel between Lào Cai City and Sa Pa District through National Highway 4D after landslides previously blocked traffic on the highway.
Cao Văn Thuấn, director of Lào Cai Road Maintenance Management Board made the announcement to Dân Việt online newspaper on Wednesday.
Earlier, landslides triggered by prolonged torrential rains over the past few days paralysed traffic on the Highway.
Over 2,000 cu.m of rock and soil reportedly blocked the highway Tuesday night. Fortunately, the landslide caused no casualties as there were no vehicles travelling through the section at the time and the affected zone was far from residential areas.
Traffic police arrived at the scene to regulate the traffic as soon as reports of the incident reached them. Local authorities mobilised dozens of workers and equipment to handle the situation.
The road was cleared after 7 hours.
While Highway 4D is now functional, drivers should remain careful and closely follow instructions from the local government to avoid potential accidents as landslides may continue to occur on the road, the provincial Department of Transport said.
Aside from the landslide on Tuesday, a number of smaller landslides have affected Highway 4D and posed danger to people and vehicles travelling through, the department said.
The department also said it had installed warning signs and obstacles in the high-risk areas. — VNS