Several landslides affect roads on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria awoke on Tuesday morning to several landslides having occurred overnight due to the rains that have affected primarily the north of the island. Staff from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria have been busy all day removing fallen material, stones, earth and security barriers.

This afternoon the only route that remained closed to traffic was the access road to Finca Tirma from the La Aldea road (GC-200), where crews have worked to clear debris. On the same road, but in the Roque Faneque area, there was another collapse that affected several security barriers although the road is now open to traffic and signposted.

The road to the Cenobio de Valerón (GC-291) was blocked, requiring removal of large rocks, and on the North highway (GC-2), in the vicinity of the agricultural farm of the Cabildo in the direction of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, they removed a huge fallen rock from the road.

On the road from Guía to Moya (GC-700) they removed material that also affected the security barrier although the route is now open to traffic and signposted.

The Facebook and Twitter profiles of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria @GranCanariaCab and the Ministry of Public Works @CarreterasGC will report any new incidence caused by the rains and the development of road works as things get back to normal.

In addition to the northern zone, the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, was affected by heavy rains and winds on Monday night and early Tuesday, with more expected as we head on to Wednesday. The Local Police reported on their Twitter account the fall of a wall in Los Hoyos and a tree in Calle Sumac. The storm resulted in the flooding of Calle Alicante and runoff in the Barranco de La Ballena , which drains down to the beach of La Cícer, by Las Canteras.