Miaoli Road 62 Suffers Landslide 泰安苗62線清晨土石坍方 雙向交通中斷

A landslide took place in Miaoli's Taian on the morning of Feb. 18, blocking the area's main access road. The township office is trying to clear the road as quickly as possible with more rain expected over the weekend.


On the 18th, excavators removed rockslide debris and boulders from the road when the rain stopped. A landslide occurred at the 6.5-kilometer section of Miaoli Road 62 on the 18th, sending 200 cubic meters of debris down, blocking 20 meters of the road. The township office and police set up roadblocks as workers were sent over to remove the rubble.

Chen Hsin-ta, Secretary, Taian Township Office: “We are in the process of clearing away the debris, which includes rocks of all sizes along with soil.”

The office says the water content of local soil is very high, making it prone to collapse. The affected road is the main access road for local hot springs and two indigenous villages. Hot spring operators are worried about the impact on tourism.

Liu Hsing-cheng, Hot Spring Operator in Taian: “The southern side of Road 62 has always been more steep and prone to collapse. Some tour buses are currently stuck. They have to fix this as soon as possible.”

One hot spring operator says something like this happens every time there is heavy rain and tour buses can't get in or out. He is also worried about tourism revenue this weekend with more rain being forecasted. The township office says it will remediate the road as soon as possible to ensure vehicular safety.

 

 

大量土石從邊坡滑落,還有好幾顆巨石,將整條道路佔滿。大型機具趁著雨勢稍停,趕緊進駐搶通。苗栗泰安的苗62線,6.5公里處,18日清晨傳出土石坍方,面積大約200立方公尺,佔去路面20公尺,導致雙向無法通行。公所趕緊會同警方封閉道路,也趕緊進行搶通,預計18日下午能恢復通車。

泰安鄉公所秘書陳信達指出:「排除過程中發現裡面夾雜許多石塊及大石,以及崩積土,目前正辦理清除障礙。」

公所表示,當地岩層破碎,土壤含水量高,容易發生坍方,已經請廠商在現場進駐隨時搶通。由於當地是進入溫泉區的主要道路,以及通往圓墩和龍山部落,目前必須繞道通行。當地溫泉業者表示,擔心影響當地觀光。

泰安溫泉業者劉興政說:「長期62線南岸這邊比較陡峭,又比較遇到雨容易坍方,有的遊覽車也在裡面呀,一定要趕快修復呀。」

業者表示,這條聯外道路每逢大雨就會坍方,目前還有遊覽車無法進出,而週末還有降雨也可能會影響遊客。公所表示,將會盡快進行坡面整治災害復建,確保行車安全。

 

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