At 12.6 kilometers along the Tai 2 Ding Line in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, a landslide occurred early this morning, blocking traffic.

New Taipei City Ruifang Police Station mobilized 3 police officers to the scene to implement traffic control and control; after the construction unit cleared the fallen earth and rocks overnight, traffic was resumed at 4:00 in the morning.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong)

[Reporters Lin Jiadong and Lu Xianxiu/Report from New Taipei] It has been raining heavily for days, and at 12.6 kilometers along the Tai 2 Ding Line in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, a slope of earth and rocks collapsed early this morning, blocking traffic.

New Taipei City Ruifang Police Station mobilized 3 police officers to the scene to implement traffic control and control; the construction unit cleared the landslides overnight and reopened to traffic at 4:00 in the morning; the police appealed to passers-by to be vigilant when passing through mountainous areas.

It has been raining continuously for several days. On the Taiwan 2 Ding Line (Ruiba Highway) between Ruifang District, New Taipei City and Keelung Badu, at 2 o'clock this morning, a slope of 12.6 kilometers of earth and rocks fell, and dozens of them were about the size of basketballs. Falling rocks, strewn across the two-way road, obstructed traffic.

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The New Taipei City Ruifang Police Station dispatched a total of 3 police officers from Ruifang Police Station and Ruibin Station to the scene to assist in traffic control and vigilance. One-lane two-way traffic is still available at the scene, and traffic has not been interrupted.

When the police officers cleared the traffic flow, they notified the Keelung Public Works Section personnel of the Highway Administration to come to remove the fallen rocks. The construction workers took the time to remove the fallen rocks. The removal was completed at 4:23 in the morning, and the road section resumed two-way traffic.

Huang Qifeng, head of the traffic team of Ruifang Police Sub-bureau, appealed that the northeast monsoon is prevalent recently and the rain is constant. Mountainous roads are prone to loosening and falling of soil and rocks. Citizens driving through mountainous roads and other roads prone to rockfall should pay attention to whether there is loosening or falling of rocks on the hillside ahead. in order to avoid accidents.

At 12.6 kilometers along the Tai 2 Ding Line in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, a landslide occurred early this morning, blocking traffic.

New Taipei City Ruifang Police Station mobilized 3 police officers to the scene to implement traffic control and control; after the construction unit cleared the fallen earth and rocks overnight, traffic was resumed at 4:00 in the morning.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong)