Rains in MG leave 121 highways closed

According to the survey, till 6 pm, 88 factors have been partially closed and one other 32 factors have been utterly blocked.

Isac Godinho
Counselor Lafaiate, MG

Minas Gerais has 121 state and federal highways with complete or partial obstructions, as a result of heavy rains that hit the state in latest days. The information are from the afternoon of this Tuesday (11), launched by the State Highway Police.

According to the survey, till 6 pm, 88 factors have been partially closed and one other 32 factors have been utterly blocked in Minas Gerais. In addition to the affect on the roads, the rains have already left at the least 19 useless in the state, ten deaths have been recorded in 24 hours.

The metropolis of Mariana has a number of factors of interdiction. The mayor of the municipality, Juliano Duarte, visited a few of the roads that needed to be closed. He used his social networks to point out the state of affairs of a few of these stretches.

The MG-262, which connects Mariana to Ponte Nova, was utterly closed. A bit of the highway has utterly caved in, close to the district of Furquim. Drivers touring by way of the area want to make use of various routes, passing by way of the municipalities of Acaiaca or Diogo.

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Another level that’s at present closed in the town is on the route that connects Mariana to the neighbor, Ouro Preto. “After evaluation by our geologists and engineers, we are going to interdict entry to Ouro Preto, passing by way of Passagem de Mariana. This measure is critical to make sure the security of all individuals who transit by way of this place”, stated the mayor.

The BR-356, which connects Mariana to Belo Horizonte, is partially closed as a result of fall of boundaries. According to the Civil Defense of the municipality, the primary goal is to maintain the roads that join the districts to the town unobstructed, in order that nobody is remoted.


In the town of Nova Lima, landslides make entry to the district of São Sebastião das Águas Claras, often known as Macacos, tough. The highway that connects the BR-040 stays closed as a result of quantity of water that forestalls site visitors on a bridge.

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The connection between the group of Capela Velha and Macacos is barely being accessed by massive autos, as there’s additionally a submerged bridge. The MG-030, which connects Nova Lima to Belo Horizonte, has 4 factors of interdiction resulting from landslides in Barreiras.

This Tuesday (11), a landslide blocked roads and frightened the inhabitants of Macacos, as a result of proximity to the dike of the Mar Azul mine in Vale. The mining firm stated that there was no structural change or the emergency stage of its constructions and continues to watch the dams 24 hours a day.

“The downstream containment construction (ECJ) has regular working situations and stays secure. The accumulation of water retained in the containment, attributable to the extraordinary rains in the area, with an approximate quantity of 565 mm solely on Saturday and Sunday, didn’t intrude with its stability and performance, that’s, the construction continues to have the ability to retain the tailings in case of want,” Vale stated in a press release.


On Saturday (8), a containment dike on the Pau Branco mine overflowed in the town, leaving the BR-040 closed for the weekend. Vallourec, accountable for the mine, was fined R$288.6 million for environmental injury.
In the town of Pará de Minas, entry to communities near the Carioca dam can be hampered. The course is stuffed with obstacles like boundaries and holes in the highway.

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In Brumadinho, additionally in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, a part of the BR-381 lane, which connects BH to São Paulo, gave method. Traffic continues to circulate in a single lane, with partial closure.

Five folks from the identical household died final Saturday (8) in the town, after the automotive they have been touring in was buried. The our bodies have been discovered this Monday (10), after searches carried out by the Civil and Military Police and the Fire Department.

The heavy rains and the closure of entry roads led Instituto Inhotim to announce that it’ll stay closed to guests till the sixteenth. “The state of affairs shall be evaluated day by day and a place concerning the subsequent week shall be communicated by way of Inhotim networks”, he stated the establishment.


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