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Barrier lake flood damages pivotal highway linking Sichuan to Tibet

Time: 26-11-2018 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Jinshajiang Bridge on construction
Jinshajiang Bridge on construction

A bridge across the Jinsha River was damaged after water was discharged from a landslide-formed lake, Sichuan Traffic Radio reported. The bridge connecting the highway is a pivotal route linking Sichuan and neighboring Tibet Autonomous Region.

A landslide led to the formation of a barrier lake on the river on October 11. Water levels returned to normal on October 14 with no casualties reported before a second landslide blocked the river again on November 3.

The Sichuan provincial transportation department said part of the Zhubalong Jinsha River Bridge, located in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, was destroyed by the discharged water.

Authorities discharged water from the barrier lake on Tuesday afternoon and submerged the bridge, which had been reinforced in anticipation of the deluge.

No casualties have been reported from the discharge because some 34,200 people were evacuated along the river as the lake’s water level continued to rise, which helped lower water levels of the barrier lake.

The department said repair work of the highway will start as soon as the water subsides.

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user portrait Ms. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

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Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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