Around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, there were some major landslides on the El Roque highway, in the El Convento area within the municipality of La Guancha. Several large rocks fell onto the road. Fortunately, there was no personal or material damage, except for the cut of the road itself. Such was the impact of this incident that the Seismic Network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) in the Canary Islands detected at that time the signals generated by the collapse with greater amplitude at the station located in the municipal district.
From the first hour of this Tuesday, the City Council of La Guancha is working on the removal of the material. Likewise, the mayor of the municipality reported that the road will remain closed to traffic and pedestrian traffic until further notice. Antonio Hernández pointed out that from the first hour he contacted the director of the Plus Ultra school to inform her about what happened, “as it is a road that the school bus passes by to pick up students from very early.” The president also asks for “prudence and that please nobody approaches the area.”
It is a road close to population centers such as Las Cucharas, Tierra Costa, as well as the El Roque cemetery. It is also a road used by many residents to access the town center from the coastal area.