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Road over Patong Hill collapses

PHUKET: The road over Patong Hill collapsed this afternoon (Oct 19). So far no injuries have been reported from the landslide.


By The Phuket News

Wednesday 19 October 2022, 04:09PM


Police have closed the road for safety reasons.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

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Kurt | 20 October 2022 - 07:57:34

The collapsed part of Patong Hill road is the lane use by heavy slow uphill drivers. Busses, Tankers, Cement trucks, Trucks with loads of stones/tiles, etc. The Photos are not showing anything what would be/been a supporting wall. To keep it simple: This road was looking cosmetically fine, but technically  very sub standard.

Kurt | 20 October 2022 - 06:45:54

Lets see or police, after technical inspection, will allow motor bike traffic over Patong Hill.

Kurt | 20 October 2022 - 06:42:09

Thinking about it, who was the genius to order the construction of that mini-wall on Kata Hill during the wettest period in raining season? The constant raining  impaired the construction already during building. Now 'water ditches' between wall construction and the sand under remaining road deck. Weakenening the whole thing altogether.

Kurt | 20 October 2022 - 06:18:42

The new wall they construct on Kata Hill looks not really a strong wall construction at that location. More like a unsupported thin wall for a small swimmingpool. Perhaps the 'kick back' is nowadays 50%? What a future misery is waiting on Kata Hill with all that heavy and overweighted traffic.

Prab | 19 October 2022 - 22:19:40

if it takes as much as the kata Chalong road to be fix it will be ready for the expo...maybe... 

charles | 19 October 2022 - 21:57:28

this is similar to what happened on the Kata hill rd to Chalong 2 yrs ago & were still waiting on the repairs to be finished, I drive that rd daily & the new wall being built does not look adequate to support a road above no foundation piles being driven to support a road structure either, East bound from Kata to Chalong circle was stopped traffic, expect this to be the new normal for some...

Kurt | 19 October 2022 - 20:25:57

Very bad happening. Now all traffic to/from Patong has to go via Kamala and Kata Hill Patak Rd-Chalong circle. The very extra traffic will put stress on now 2 years cripple Kata Hill. The extra (heavy) traffic can damage Kata Hill Patak Rd even more. If more collapsing than much of westcoast becomes very isolated. Pray that the road Patong-Kamala over several hills remains in tact.

Nasa12 | 19 October 2022 - 18:38:08

Well that didn't surprise me at all, just waiting for the road between Chalong and Kata to collapse too.

 

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