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Costera Open after Repairs due to Flooding

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 June, 2011

(Acapulco, El Sur 25 June) The local water authority, CAPAMA informs that on Friday at noon it completed its repair work on the 30-inch pumping substation under the Costera Alemán. The Tuesday morning cave-in was approximately 60 feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 feet deep. A fuel truck with 40 tons of diesel on board fell into the hole during the cave-in. The sump pit was filled with gravel and then 10 inches of concrete was poured to cover the excavation and support the weight of vehicles on the roadway. The block-long lane closure was lifted on Saturday morning, restoring normal traffic flows after four days of serious traffic jams. The section in question was the passing lane, westbound, in front of the Torres Gemelas in between Club Deportivo and Condesa. CAPAMA says that the sump pump station, named Nao Trinidad, is now back to 100% capacity. Drainage water had been backed up for 48 hours or more.

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