Part of the federal highway Frasers Hill in Kuala Cuba Bahru (Malaysia), one kilometer from the resort of Gap, was closed to heavy vehicles because of the appearance of failure. Travel restricted to light vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles.
An authority on the county Hulu Selangor, Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahalan, said that the failure appeared around 11 am on July 26 due to the collapse of the pipe for the passage of storm water under the road.
"The state of the roads will get worse if we let the passage of heavy vehicles," — he said, adding that the expert claims that the entire section of the road may be washed out completely if heavy rain will continue for two weeks.
"Heavy transport, such as the 10-ton trucks or 12-foot trailers, can take another road leading from Jalan Raub to the resort Gap. From Gap can not prblem move on. We placed along the road signs — one near Kampung Sungai Pertak and another one near the entrance to the highway Gap Frasers Hill "- he said.
Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahalan said that because of the collapse of the pipe water from the waterfall began flowing under it, and this was caused by failure.
"Employees of the public works told me that road will be open to traffic through krupnotonazhnogo month. Up to this time the drivers of heavy trucks advised to use alternative roads. "
"Carriers forests often use this route to avoid the traffic control officers and police traffic police."
The company Roadcare Sdn Bhd 15-year agreement with the management of public facilities for the maintenance of federal roads in the districts of Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan and Terrengganu, this agreement is valid until 2016. Assistant Inspector company Rahim Ahmad, said that workers laid failure stones to stop the flow of water through it, and on top put plastic restraints.
"We estimate the cost of the work and begin to repair immediately," — he said.
Translation: Antoshkina Anastasia
Source: The Star Online