Severe Storm Causes Closure of Bogotá-Tunja Road due to River Overflow in Tocancipá
On the afternoon of Saturday, March 18th, the Bogotá-Tunja road was completely closed due to a hailstorm that affected at least 10 municipalities in the department of Cundinamarca.
The worst affected area was Tocancipá, where the local sewer system collapsed due to the overflowing of the Esmeralda creek.
As a result of the heavy rainfall, the national road leading to the town of Gacha was also affected, causing disruptions in normal traffic.
Currently, the Bogotá-Tunja and Bogotá-Tocancipá roads are open, but motorists are warned that they will encounter a total closure further ahead in the kilometer 26+200, where the Tocancipá river has overflowed.
Reports indicate that nine other municipalities in Cundinamarca are experiencing emergency situations due to the heavy rains, thunderstorms, and hail, but it is not yet clear when the affected roads will reopen.
The authorities are advising motorists to be cautious and take alternative routes if possible to avoid any further complications.