The Ministry of Public Works has reopened the A-7 between Carchuna and Castell de Ferro; traffic has been diverted along the N-340 since the landslide.
A landslide in the early hours of today has left three people trapped in their ‘cave dwelling’ in Cuevas del Almanzora (Almeria).
Today, work was started on Cotobro’s Calle Principal, which leads up from the beach near Playa del Muerto and connects with the N-340 and Punta de la Mona. According to the works’ foreman, both sections that were damaged by landslides are to have their contention walls rebuilt.
A landslide near the mouth of the Punta de la Mona tunnel, on the La Herradura side, caused the main road to be closed to traffic whilst it was cleared. It’s not the first time that there has been a rock-fall there; in fact, retention netting etc has only recently been erected at this entrance.
After writing about the undermining on the Punta, and reassuring everyone that we were not suggesting that the area was about to fall into the sea, you can imagine my shock when that big old rock on the bend just before Chambao de Joaquin, came crashing down, completely blocking the road.