Intense rain and 10 landslides left roads impassable on highway 544 between Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastián del Oeste, with road closures and delays possible through the weekend.
The immediate stretch between Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastián del Oeste is the most affected. Staff of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works (SIOP) of the State Government is already working in the area.
The state highway, by its geography, is prone to suffer this type of damages during the rainy season.
It was the municipal government of San Sebastián del Oeste that confirmed on Thursday, due to heavy rainfall during the early morning, more than 10 landslides occurred.
The municipality requested the presence of SIOP and machinery for the removal of mud and stones, including some trees, that fell on the state road 544 Mascota-Las Palmas.
It is estimated, by the magnitude of the damage, that the blockade could last two days or more, once the weather improves. Possibly reopening roads on Monday.