Mexico appraises damage caused by earthquake

Following the recent earthquake, Mexico´s Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation Secretariat put together a supervision plan to examine the state of federal highways, airports, railway, and key bridges across the nation.

Michoacán, Oaxaca, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, State of Mexico and Morelos are presently undergoing evaluation, and engineers and technical personnel have been deployed to monitor and evaluated whatever damages there might be.

Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport, resumed flight operations following the resolution that no damage was done to the two terminals or runways.

Also, deployed agents conducted tightness inspection on the oil storage tanks at all oil stations operating nationwide, and resolved that no damage was found.

It has been reported that all airports are able to resume regular operations. This also includes Torres Manzanillo, Colima and Uruapan, where the earthquake was felt the strongest.

Currently, rail transport has recorded no damage to infrastructure or auxiliary services, though national network is still being assessed.

As touching the Federal Highway Network, the Colima-Tecoman highway in the “La Salada” section has been damaged, and thee lane is now closed.

The National Water Commission is now monitoring the dams in order to determine if they are operating optimally. Some cracks have been so far reported at the Las Trojes storage dam in Colima.

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