UPDATE: Part of Bypass Road in Rassada still closed due to fear of more landslides

Rassada –

A part of the Bypass Road which is one of several major roads in Phuket continues to be closed due to a fear of more landslides under an abandoned building on the northbound lane.

Our previous story:

Another landslide on a major road in Phuket has blocked a whole lane in Rassada, Mueang Phuket, which has caused traffic chaos.

Now the update:

This morning (October 21st) the Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has inspected the Bypass Road area to consider how risky it is to possibly cause more landslides.

The Phuket City Traffic Police reported today (October 21st) that the Phuket Governor has ordered a temporary closure on the Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road (Bypass road) in Rassada sub-district, Mueang Phuket district for safety.

The closure is on the northbound lane from the U-turn near the Sri Suchart Housing Estate to the U-turn in front of the Outlet Mall which is about one kilometer.

Meanwhile, motorists heading out from Phuket city have to use the same lane on the southbound lane with motorists heading into the city instead of one way.

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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.