Landslide-hit Karak Highway in Malaysia partially reopened to traffic

Two lanes on one side of the road divider were reopened from 2pm on Saturday, said Malaysia's Works Ministry.
Two lanes on one side of the road divider were reopened from 2pm on Saturday, said Malaysia's Works Ministry. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

BENTONG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Kuala Lumpur-Pahang Karak Highway has partially reopened to traffic beginning 2pm on Saturday (Nov 14), said the Malaysian Works Ministry.

Currently, two lanes of the highway on one side of the divider are operational, one each for traffic heading in both directions.

"The traffic contra flow will begin from KM52.4 and ends at KM50," said Works Minister Fadillah Yusof on Saturday.

 

"The highway will be fully operational on Nov 15 beginning 2pm. The delay is because the highway concessionaire is still refurbishing the road surface due to the landslide," he added.

He advised road users to follow the instructions given by the personnel on the ground and signboards on the road.

On Wednesday night, a mud slide hit Karak Highway and trapped at least four vehicles on it, causing a traffic standstill in both directions.