Builders Clear Damaged Roads in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba (+ photos)

Juan Antonio Borrego

Once traffic was re-established in the major roads of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, efforts are focused on other access roads which were also damaged by last week heavy rains.

 

According to Jose Luis Palmero, vice-director of the Road Security Department at the Provincial Transport Offices, work continues in the so-called national interest roads, some of which are of major importance for the transportation of building materials. The over 400 viaducts of the territory are currently being checked with the support of technicians from the nearby provinces of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Ciego de Avila.

In relation with the bridge over the Zaza river, a segment of which had been temporarily closed after the May 23, 34 and 25 floods, actions are already being taken so as allow an overall evaluation of the damage.

As indicated by the President of the Provincial Defense Council, and due to the many damages reported on bridges and drains, the over 400 viaducts of the territory are currently being checked by local experts with the support of technicians from the nearby provinces of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Ciego de Avila.

Sources from the Civil Defense confirmed that the greatest damages on roads were reported in rural areas, where routes, bridges and sewers were greatly hit by last week floods. Thus, local communities like Gavilanes, Santa Rosa, Polo Viejo and Meyer are still quite unreachable.

 

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(Photos: GARAL/PL and Vicente Brito/Escambray)

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