Official: Site not totally safe yet for vehicles

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Official: Site not totally safe yet for vehicles

Postby admin » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:40 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The site where a landslide took place at KM13 of Jalan Ipoh is not totally safe yet to vehicles as the soil there is weak, said a Public Works Department (PWD) official.

Thus, there is a possibility of another landslide should there be a heavy downpour, he said.

However, he said the authorities had no choice but to open the road on Tuesday night as it was a main road for residents from Selayang and Rawang to get to Kuala Lumpur.

“If the road is not opened, there will be massive traffic jams entering Rawang town. But we are unable to assure motorists’ safety,” he said.

He said the PWD’s Hillslope Monitoring Unit was doing soil testing and a report would be ready within a week to determine whether the road near the landslide area was safe.

Plastic cover sheets have been placed on the erosion-hit area.

Batai Apartment Residents Association chairman Ahmad Soofi Jaafar said that he had seen loose soil and water flowing from the site after the landslide.

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