Rockfall on road passing Amadores on the south of the island
A landslide left this monster rock on the roadway in the area of Amadores (Mogán) during the early hours of Monday morning. Strong winds and light rain was enough to dislodge it from the hillsides above, leading locals to ask when was the last time the hillsides were checked for loose debris?
There were not thought to be any injuries, but the danger is of course obvious to anyone who sees the size of these rocks. Road maintenance crews were quick to clear the debris. Though no official statement has been received from Mogán council.
More rocks had also fallen on pedestrian paths, and there is now legitimate worry that rough weather might bring more rubble down on to the roads and byways in the area.
Our thanks to eager news beavers Seija and Potter for these images.
Anyone who has had to travel to Puerto de Mogán in the last six months will be aware that a major rockfall caused the closure of the GC500 between the resorts of Taurito and Puerto de Mogán, with no information yet as to if or when it might be reopened, leaving motorists with no choice but to go via Puerto Rico should they need to travel between the two neighbouring valleys, adding nearly 20km to every journey.
Remember in an emergency you can always call 112