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24 Nov 2019 | 11:11 AM UTC

Italy: Highway bridge collapses near Savona November 24

Highway bridge collapses near Savona after landslide on November 24; localized transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours and days



A portion of a motorway bridge near Savona (Liguria region) collapsed on Sunday, November 24, due to a landslide caused by heavy rains. No casualties were immediately reported, though officials with the highway operator said that one vehicle may have been involved in the incident. As of Sunday afternoon (local time), traffic was stopped in both directions along the Morandi bridge. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Transportation disruptions, including road closures, are expected in the vicinity of the bridge over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, plan alternative routes, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.