A landslide occurred around 3pm Monday at the eastern part of the Southern Cross-Island Provincial Highway. Since another typhoon is expected to affect Taiwan, local township office says they will monitor precipitation carefully, and evacuate villagers when necessary.
The Southern Cross-Island Provincial Highway had a massive landslide at the Liukuo Hot Spring section. Passersby witnessed the horrifying scene.
The Highway Bureau dispatched workers and engineers to the site for road repairs. Looking down from an aerial view, the landslide was massive. The highway was terminated and the nearly completed Ming Tunnel was partially buried. The Highway Bureau schedules to resume the traffic by Friday, October 7th.
==SUN PAI-CHING, Third Engineering Dept. Director, Highway Bureau==
Our initial checks are one 150-meter long roadway termination and another 60-meter long tunnel disaster. We are continuing to check for other road terminations.
The highway section from Wulu to Lidao is temporarily terminated. Lidao villagers need to walk downhill and carried daily necessities before typhoon landing.
==MR. YU, Resident of Lidao Village==
Everyday we need to make daily supplies. We are relying on labors to transport and deliver our agricultural produces.
Lidao Village has approximately 400 villagers, it's a mudslide red-alert zone during typhoon season. Haiduan Township Office says it will carefully monitor the accumulated precipitation and evacuate villagers when it is necessary.
TRANSLATED BY：ANTHONY LIN
記者 章明哲 台東報導