Landslide near Genting Highlands – JKR advises motorists to use alternative route via Karak Highway

Landslide near Genting Highlands – JKR advises motorists to use alternative route via Karak Highway

Earlier this morning, a landslide hit a campsite at Father’s Organic Farm in Batang Kali near Genting Highlands that resulted in around 79 victims being trapped. With emergency services currently on site to perform search and rescue operations, the public works department’s (JKR) Disaster Operations Room (BiGBen or Bilik Gerakan Bencana) has announced an alternative route for motorists to avoid the affected by the landslide.

Those who are heading to Genting Highlands will not be able to use route B66 from Jalan Batang Kali to Genting Highlands. Instead, they will need to start from Jalan Batang Kali and head towards Jalan Ulu Yam – Batu Caves and to Gombak before joining the Karak Highway leading towards Genting Highlands.

Resorts World Genting recently published a public advisory notifying its guests that both sides of the road access have been closed by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). As such, guests travelling to and from the resort are advised to use the alternative route suggested above.

Landslide near Genting Highlands – JKR advises motorists to use alternative route via Karak Highway

JKR also reported on Twitter of another landslide that occurred on Pos Betau – Lembah Bertam, and while there are some cracks on the road shoulder, JKR BiGBen says the route remains open to all vehicles.

If possible, avoid heading up to Genting Highlands for the time being to prevent traffic build, which could disrupt the duties of emergency responders in the area.

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  • Sick & Tired on Dec 16, 2022 at 1:45 pm

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    • Invert on Dec 16, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      So you think brainless PN are doing better than PH-BN when PN have done nothing including Covid-19 during pandemic that time? Is it? But worse thing is that PN are always good in lying to the public. Tell me what makes you think that previous PN government can do better than PH-BN when PN is doing nothing at all but PN are good in hurting us…

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    • PH-BN-GPS – contributing when incidents happened
      PN – not contributing or either last minute doing or sleeping

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    • hazri on Dec 16, 2022 at 3:34 pm

      pekat dia ni

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    • Poor u, some one pakat and took away that little brain of yours. Now u are left with nothing inside that big skull! Poor u!

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  • Haters gonna hate on Dec 16, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    U r very cute, keep it on, u r just a joker to us

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  • War politics got to do with this… It is s GOD that is angry with us… Wake up!!!

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