Rains cause mudslides and falling trees in Oaxaca

The State Coordination of Civil Protection of Oaxaca (CEPCO) reported that recent heavy rains caused by the zone of instability off the coast of Chiapas have resulted in falling trees and landslides in the state.

In a statement, the head of the agency, Heliodoro Diaz Escárraga, said that in Tuxtepec on Highway 175, in the La Esperanza, the highway is blocked by a landslide, which is preventing the passage to the city ​​of Oaxaca.

He added that personnel from the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) is already in the area to rehabilitate the pass.

In the region of the Papaloapan Basin, municipal Civil Protection personnel of San José Chiltepec was in charge of removing trees that fell on the road due to the rain and winds.

In the rest of the regions, including the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, permanent monitoring is maintained, especially in rivers and rapid response streams; On the Salinas del Márquez road, before arriving at the Mirador, there are landslides, so the population is urged to drive with caution.

Díaz Escárraga said that in Bahías de Huatulco, as well as in Salina Cruz, Puerto Escondido and Puerto Ángel, they are closed to boat navigation due to the winds and rain in these areas.

He also said that there is a northern event on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, so the population is encouraged to drive with caution, especially on the La Venta-La Ventosa highway.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.