UPDATE: Cars allowed to partially pass on damaged Patong Hill Road in Phuket

Patong –

Cars are now allowed to pass on the partially collapsed Patong Hill Road but only in the Patong to Kathu lane.

Our previous stories:

A road leading to the Patong Hill in Phuket has started to collapse after a landslide.

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

Motorbikes are now allowed to pass on the partially collapsed Patong Hill Road from Kathu to Patong and from Patong to Kathu.

Now for the update:

The Patong Traffic Police told the Phuket Express that the Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew has ordered to allow sedans, pickup trucks and minivans (small vehicles) to use the damaged Patong Hill but only one lane from Patong to Kathu from about 11:00 A.M. onward today (November 4th).

Meanwhile the Kathu to Patong lane as a part of the collapsed road is still closed. Cars are still using other alternative roads to go to Patong.


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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.