Hundreds of travelers have been forced to travel long distances due to the blockade of the Panamericana Norte road, caused by the flooding of the Sechín River in the city of Casma. Ancash region. Meanwhile, more than 100 houses have been affected by heavy rains this fall.
It is noteworthy that the flow of the river called Loco increased somewhat due to the rain and last Friday night it flooded to the height of the Sechín bridge.
Via Norte Panamericana and several streets in the city of Casma were flooded. Homes, markets and shops were affected due to the weather.
Travelers travel long distances to reach their destinations.
The Ancash Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) reported that more than 100 houses were affected after the overflowing of the Loco River.
The authorities have set up tents in the Casma stadium area so that the victims can spend the night.
Emergency work with heavy machinery was carried out on the Sechín bridge to control the overflow, which caused the interruption of vehicular traffic.
north road concessionaire of the road network 4, reported – as an immediate measure – the partial fraction of the diversion provider of the Sechín River was ordered to allow the passage of water. He added that the reservoir was filled with stone material to minimize the entry of water into the city.
Buses, commercial transport units and private vehicles were stranded after the blockade of the North Pan-American Highway. For this reason, hundreds of people took long walks and crossed the affected Sechin Bridge to take other vehicles to their places either in the north or south of the country.
Meanwhile, the Ancash Regional Health Directorate has set up two service points for people who are homeless and have a health problem. Tents were set up at the intersection of Huaraz and Casma streets and José Olaya avenue.
The regional governor of Ancash, Koki Noriega Brito, who arrived in Casma after the accident, and the mayor of the province of Loco River, traveled to find an area where the road was conditioned so that only vehicles could be towed. to continue the course.