After being closed to traffic for four days following a mudslide, the affected stretch of the Karak Highway has been reopened. The stretch at KM 52.4 of the lane heading to Kuala Lumpur was reopened at around 1pm yesterday, The Star reports.

“On Saturday, one lane in each direction was opened to traffic while work continued on the remaining debris,” said Bentong OCPD Supt Mansor Mohd Nor, who added that the clean-up was completed at 1pm yesterday. “The affected stretch is now fully operational,” Supt Mansor declared.

The mudslide at the Lentang-Bukit Tinggi area last Wednesday buried at least four vehicles and caused traffic from Kuantan to be diverted out at the Bentong exit, while cars from KL were directed into the Genting Sempah exit. The trunk roads between Genting Sempah and Bentong, which were hit by a separate mudslide, were also closed, meaning there were no direct route from the Klang Valley to the East Coast during the period.