Basel BS: slope demolition due to high water

The Basel-Stadt canton police had to close the Grenzacherstrasse on Friday morning, July 16, because of a slope that had broken off.

At 7:20 a.m., the canton police received a message that a slope had broken off on the banks of the Rhine near Rankhof. Geologists have clarified the hazard situation under safety measures taken by the professional fire brigade of the Basel-Stadt rescue. The demolition site is currently being secured with blocks of stone that are placed by crane trucks.

The effect of the measures is continuously evaluated. Grenzacherstrasse will remain closed to motorized traffic for several days. Cyclists and pedestrians can use the sidewalk facing away from the Rhine. Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) are rerouting bus routes 31 and 38 affected by the closure. BVB informs about the diversions on its website and on Twitter (@BVB_Leitstelle).

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