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Rockfall in the Kühtai: Road closed for two to three days



Kühtai – On L237 Kühtaistraße there was a rock fall on Sunday morning. The rock with a size of about one cubic meter hit the mountain side of the road. While a street master and geologist Petra Nittel-Gärtner saw the site, other smaller rocks fell on the road, so it was closed to all traffic. The exact breakout point, which is about 290 meters above the highway, was not accessible on foot due to the steep cliffs.

In better weather conditions, Nittel-Gärtner therefore took a different observation by land helicopter on Monday morning. "Because of the weekend rainfall above the road at 6,450 kilometers, a log pile slipped away and started to move and from there the rock crashed onto the road," the geologist describes the cause of the crushed stone. The remaining blocks are now locked in the roadway and removed as a result.

This work, taken over by a specialized company, takes two to three days. The Kühtaistraße will remain closed until that time, as long as drivers have to avoid Haimingerberg. (TT.com)


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