Kilometer queues after closure of the Nuevo Teapa-Cosoleacaque highway due to a sinkhole, south of Veracruz

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Coatzacoalcos, Ver. – The roads in the south of Veracruz have been collapsed since Thursday, November 2, after the closure of the Nuevo Teapa-Cosoleacaque highway, due to the formation of a huge sinkhole at kilometer 8, in the lane that leads to Nuevo Teapa. The line of cars and trucks, mostly cargo, covers several kilometers without them being able to move forward.

Federal Roads and Bridges (CAPUFE), confirmed through its officials channels

“Traffic closure continues in the direction of Nuevo Teapa due to road collapse. Assistance work continues to be carried out in the area. Intense vehicular load is recorded. Take your precautions,” the publication reads.

Meanwhile, hundreds of units can be seen on the roads, whose drivers spent the night without being able to move forward. This morning some remain on the side of the roads in the hope that the road will reopen as soon as possible. Even with the fear of being robbed or that the goods they transport will go bad, especially when it comes to food.

“There is no progress my friend, no way,” shouts a driver from his trailer transporting new cars, to this media outlet. The driver took off his shirt to endure the heat this Friday.

The Nuevo Teapa-Cosoleacaque highway connects several municipalities in the south of Veracruz, which has affected the arrival of units to Minatitlán, Coatzacoalcos, Ixhuatlán del Sureste, Las Choapas and Moloacan. The sinkhole formed near Ixhuatlán was about to swallow a cargo truck on Thursday morning.

Source: Veracruz today