12 Aug 2018 - 13:18
Due to bad weather conditions the road to Tusheti, a high mountainous region in northeast Georgia and a popular summer destination for tourists and locals, has been closed.
A landslide caused by abundant rainfall has damaged several parts of the road.
The Mayor of Akhmeta Ioseb Karumashvili told Georgian media that road restoration works will start as soon as the weather improves.
"Special machinery has been mobilised near the damaged sections of the road. We expect the weather to improve. We would kindly ask the population and warn them to refrain themselves from moving towards Tusheti until the weather improves," he added.
The Roads Department of the Ministry of Infrastructure has also called on the population not to travel to Tusheti until the road is restored.