UPDATE: Patong road repair work to take seven days after rain stops, say officials – VIDEO of landside

Patong, Phuket –

The Patong road will be ready to use after temporary repair work which will take seven days and work will be started after the current rain stops.

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.

The Phuket Police are urging people to stay home and avoid heading to Patong due to traffic delays on many roads.

Now the update:

The Phuket Highway Director Mr. Yutthana Pitak told the Phuket Express, “The landslide on Patong Hill is about 500 meters from the curve near a shooting range around the Patong City billboard.”

“The road is being blocked which is extending from the Si Kor Intersection in Kathu to the Suwan Khiri Wong temple in Patong. The road repair work can be started after the rain stops. The temporary road repair will take about seven days,” Mr. Yutthana explained.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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