Environment

Road connecting Georgia and Russia still closed due to risk of landslide

by | Jul 6, 2016
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(Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The road through Dariali Valley is still closed because of further landslides after the June 23 incident.

According to the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, traffic will be restricted until July 7, as it can not be ruled out that there will be another landslide.

“In order to avoid risks, the ministry made a decision to restrict traffic in Dariali Valley,” the ministry statement reads.

Clean-up work after the mudslide were completed last week and traffic was restored on Monday evening, but on Tuesday the road was closed again.

The river Tergi was flooded on June 23 due to heavy rain and mudslide. The road through Dariali Valley was destroyed, cutting off the only land connection between Georgia and Russia, through the Larsi border crossing.

An alternative route through Azerbaijan was offered to truck drivers who are transporting agricultural products between Russia and South Caucasus.



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