Be cautious on Tamparuli-Kiulu road, motorists told

KOTA KINABALU: Motorists along the landslide-hit Tamparuli-Kiulu road, which is about 50km from here, have been asked to exercise caution.

“Drivers need to be extra careful when using this stretch of road as it is windy and near cliffs, ” said state Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony.

Kiulu sits on the foothills of Mount Kinabalu’s Crocker Range that is prone to landslides.

Anthony said works to clear the road shoulder of shrubs to allow vehicles to use the road started following the landslide early yesterday morning, which occurred due to continuous rains.

The minister also said drainage systems would be repaired following landslide which saw a 28m stretch of the road collapsing.

“For now, road users can choose alternative routes to avoid this section, ” he said.

Anthony said the immediate measure was to clear and widen the road shoulder so that vehicles could pass through.

On Sunday night, a landslip occurred between the towns of Kundasang and Ranau, cutting off the main link between Sabah’s east coast with the west coast.

On another matter, about 70 people from 27 families have been displaced following heavy floods in the Beaufort and Membakut districts.

Four villages in Beaufort and 19 in Membakut have been affected by the floods but the situation is improving.

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