Otivar Rockfall Update

OTV Rockfall Repairs OnLFollowing on from our article concerning the rockfall in Otívar, we report that the Junta is reinforcing the hillside to prevent further incidents of this kind.

The last car – completely flattened by the 25-tonne boulder – has been removed and reinforced metal netting is being placed to prevent further rockfalls.

Otívar might be a sleepy village but the road that goes through it, the A-4050 sees 1,714 vehicles a day passing along it – admittedly the last 14 of that figure is me on my bike plying between the cortijo and the coast!

Joking aside, when the school, which is at the top of the village on the Campiñuela area, empties, hundreds of kids walk past the very spot where boulder fell, so locals are more than happy that the rocky outcrops are being netted back and held in place.

The cost of this stabilisation work is over 67,000 euros, according to the Junta.

OTV Crushed Car 4saleFinally, a village ‘wag’ had the black humour to prop a ‘For Sale’ sign, on the wrecked car before it was disposed of – the owner probably didn’t find it amusing.

(News: Otivar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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