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JKR: Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands is safe, no landslide

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 27): Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands (PT185 Section 42), which was experiencing overflows from the top of the hill, is safe to go through and fully opened to vehicles, according to the Public Works Department (JKR).

In a statement today, JKR noted that the landslide video clip allegedly occurring at Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands (PT185 Section 42) did not actually involve landslides, but was just a flood overflow.

"The incident occurred around 3pm yesterday after heavy rain from noon onwards due to overflowing water from the top of the hill causing the retaining wall to break down and part of the structure collapsed.

"The route was opened to traffic at 4.30pm and fully opened at 7pm," the statement said.

JKR with a road maintenance concession company has installed a temporary signage in the area and monitoring will be conducted until cleaning works are completed.

The video clip of the incident was uploaded on social network since yesterday evening and raised concerns among road users, especially those who want to go to the Cameron Highlands resort.

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