A main road linking Phang Nga to Surat Thani was closed after a landslide caused a big gap early Saturday morning.
The landslide happened at 4am at kilometre marker 27+150 of highway No 401 on Khao Sok mountain, which borders Phang Nga and Surat Thani. It caused part of the road to subside, resulting in a wide gap, Somporn Promjiam, director of the Phang Nga Highways Office said.
Soil under a road section on the mountain slid down the hill following, heavy downpours, he added.
His office has dispatched bulldozers to build a bypass.
Motorists are advised to detour along Highway No 4118 running past Phang Nga’s Tappud district and Surat Thani’s Phanom district