Landslides on main road in Kamala still causing traffic headaches

Kamala, Phuket –

Landslides on a main road in Kamala have caused traffic headaches as it is being used as one of the detour routes from Patong.

Our previous stories:

Motorists who are heading from Kathu to Patong Hill reported the damage at 3:30 P.M. this afternoon (October 19th). On one side of the road, the land started to slide which has brought down the roadside surface and the guard rail.

A road leading to Patong Hill from Kathu in Phuket is now being temporarily closed after it started to collapse from a landslide.

Road users who want to go into Patong or leave Patong can use the main detour ways.

  • From Patong to Karon to Kata to Chalong to Wichit to Phuket Town or
  • From Patong to Kamala to Cherng Talay in Thalang

The Phuket Police are urging people to stay home and avoid heading to Patong due to traffic delays on many roads.

Now for an update:

Meanwhile, on a detour route from Patong to Kamala to Surin beach to Cherng Talay heading to Thalang, another landslide with rocks and some parts being flooded caused more traffic headaches to road users yesterday in the late afternoon (October 19th).

At 3:40 A.M. this morning (October 20th) more landslides were found on the same road at Kwuan Yak, Kamala which is about 200 meters from the previous area.

The road is unable to be used as trees and power poles blocked the road. Authorities are working to clear the road. Motorists are directed to use nearby smaller and steep detour roads.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.