Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands road closed due to landslide

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 19 Sep 2021

IPOH (Bernama): A stretch of road along Federal Route 185 involving Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley heading towards Cameron Highlands is closed to all vehicles following a landslide on Saturday (Sept 18).

The Kinta District Public Works Department (PWD) said the road closure will take effect from 9pm on Saturday to a date to be announced later.

"Motorists can use the Federal Route 59 Jalan Tapah-Cameron Highlands as an alternative route. Any inconvenience caused is much regretted,” the Department said in a statement.

According to the PWD, the landslide involving a 30-metre road stretch with a depth of 4.57 metres was detected at 5.45 pm and was likely due to continuous rain which caused the soil structure to become weak and unstable.

"Monitoring by the district PWD and Federal Road concessionaire will be done from time to time,” the statement read.- Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Landslide , Simpang Pulai , Blue Valley , PWD , Kinta


Next In Nation

MetMalaysia: North Sumatra hit by quake, tremors may be felt in parts of Malaysia
Johor stable and not affected by GE15 talk, says MB
Muhyiddin calls for sudden Perikatan meet at coalition's headquarters
Aid convoy to remote Orang Asli settlements in Kelantan forced to turn back
Local authorities in Tawau should be proactive in dealing with flash floods, says Liew
Claims MACC will be 'bound' by political directives if under Parliament mere perception, says Rais
Ailsa Terry appointed new British High Commissioner to Malaysia
Najib's 1MDB trial postponed to Oct 11 after lawyer Shafee falls ill
Seven Bills tabled to abolish death sentence
High Court dismisses application by Penang assemblymen to amend anti-hopping challenge

Others Also Read