PADANG - Landslides have blocked a road in Lembah Anai, which connects Padang and Bukittinggi, in West Sumatra, forcing authorities to redirect traffic through Solok. Provincial disaster mitigation coordinator Ade Edward told tempointeraktif.com that the landslides occurred following heavy rain that had been pouring since Friday afternoon.
Landslides have blocked the road at two separate locations. A bridge leading to the road was also damaged after being hit by strong current of the overflowing Batang Anai river. Two weeks earlier a landslide damaged two bridges and blocked a part of the road.