Su'ao-Hualian Road Closures

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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby dulan drift » 12 Jun 2012, 07:42

tsukinodeynatsu wrote:
dulan drift wrote:it defies explanation how long they have peristed with that inedible hotdog they produce there.


Buy one of the German sausages together with a hot dog bun. Costs only slightly more and is actually pretty good.


Ok, thanks, good tip. I'll look out for it and give it a go.

Not that I would ever endorse speeding, but using the logic that speed cameras would be placed in the most dangerous areas, here's a list of where they are so you will know to be extra careful in those particular areas. Have written the km that comes just before the camera, so '13' means somewhere between 13-14km

Taipei to Dulan:
No. 5: 13, 33 (?), 52
No.9: 130, 134.6 (police), 157, 162, 173, 179, 188, 193
No. 11: 10, 44, 113, 124, 142

Dulan to Taipei:
No.11: 99, 79, 24, 12
No.9: 195, 187, 163, 159, 132
No.5: 34.9, 5.5 (?)
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby dulan drift » 19 Jun 2012, 19:44

Heard a bunch of roads are being closed in Taiwan in readiness for the apporoaching typhoon and assume the Su Hwa Highway is one of them. If you need to get some where, then you better get going tonight - but check if their still open first. (Disclaimer: That action may lead to you getting swept over a cliff in a landslide and dying). This is the first time i can recall so many roads being closed in anticipation of a storm. Indeed, it could turn out to be a massive disaster given the rain we already had with the big mei yu event, and now a typhoon coming up from the south that's feeding heavy rain into the island even before it gets here.

Highways are getting closed already. It was announced yesterday that Rt. 9 is already closed in anticipation of Talim. Rt. 9 is a main highway. It's the main southern cross island route, merging with 11 on the east coast before splitting again in Taidong and going up the valley.

The article linked below says they are preparing to close 12 routes around the island, and that's before the landslides start!

http://udn.com/NEWS/NATIONAL/NATS1/7168921.shtml (this article is in Chinese)

Although northern Taidong County didn't get hit terribly hard by the rains last week, Dawu and Taimali got hit quite hard and there was significant flooding and landslides, resulting in the closure of Rt. 11 in that area. They seem to be more prone to flooding because they are on the central mountain range. Any rain hitting the central mountains runs straight into the rivers south of Zhiben, starting with Taimali, whereas north of Zhiben we have the central valley acting as a buffer of sorts.

http://formosahut.com/forum/index.php?id=378
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby tommy525 » 19 Jun 2012, 23:43

TW govt being proactive for once
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby dulan drift » 20 Jun 2012, 06:45

tommy525 wrote:TW govt being proactive for once


Somewhere there must be a huge logjam of Chinese tour buses. Possibly at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall - better there than at the bottom of a cliff on the Su Hwa.

Raining sporadically in Taidong county, but when it does, it's that full typhoon rain-dump style. Admitedly, I've got a tin roof, but you can hear this unnerving power in the rain. Anywhere that gets that for a prolonged period is going down.
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby dulan drift » 03 Aug 2012, 15:29

Just called the info no. and not surprisingly, the Su Hwa Highway is closed for a week, at least. Read in the paper that there were 24 major landslides on the road.
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby Mucha Man » 04 Aug 2012, 00:47

Dulan, off topic but are you going to give us the lowdown on last weekend's concert?
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby dulan drift » 04 Aug 2012, 11:00

Muzha Man wrote:Dulan, off topic but are you going to give us the lowdown on last weekend's concert?


Actually, I am just about to post a vid. But will do it on the Miramar Protest Concert 2012 thread.

In short, I'd say it was a roaring success and possibly the biggest environmental protest in Taiwan's history, which is a nice piece of infamy for the Miramar Resort to have chalked up.
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby Mucha Man » 04 Aug 2012, 16:11

dulan drift wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:Dulan, off topic but are you going to give us the lowdown on last weekend's concert?


Actually, I am just about to post a vid. But will do it on the Miramar Protest Concert 2012 thread.

In short, I'd say it was a roaring success and possibly the biggest environmental protest in Taiwan's history, which is a nice piece of infamy for the Miramar Resort to have chalked up.


Fantastic.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

http://hikingintaiwan.blogspot.com/
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby dulan drift » 08 Aug 2012, 19:50

Su Hwa Highway is supposed to re-open on Friday afternoon, Aug 10.
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Re: Road from Su-Ao to Hualian Closed

Postby Super Hans » 08 Aug 2012, 23:19

Yeah, 24 hours after I need to to be open.
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Safe for a shin bone or even a hand
It's such a lonely ride...
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