Phuket rains rip another tear in Patong Hill road

PHUKET: Officers from Patong Municipality’s Engineering Division today patched yet another section of the road over Patong Hill, this time on the left-hand eastbound lane for traffic heading toward Phuket Town.

The section of freshly damaged road lies about 200 meters west of the Chao Pho Seua Shrine (Tiger Temple) at the top of the hill.

“We noticed the damage on Tuesday and started placing traffic cones around the area to make sure no vehicles drove over it,” one of the engineers on the scene told the Phuket Gazette.

The road suffered a subsidence of about two inches (about five centimeters) that stretched for about 10 meters, he said.

“The traffic cones and warning signs will remain in place until we can coordinate more permanent repairs with the Highways Office, as that part of the road is under their responsibility,” he added.

This latest damage to the road over Patong Hill comes as officers try to mend serious damage to a westbound lane on the other side of the hill caused by heavy rains and a landslide on October 5.

— Atchaa Khamlo

Phuket News

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