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A major collapse, which occurred early this morning, completely obstructed the road between the Cabanas and  Arco de São Jorge, in the municipality of Santana.

The warning was given by a bus driver from the Horários do Funchal, who was driving in the area and encountered the road obstructed by earth and large rocks.

The Santana Volunteer Firefighters were called to the scene but could not do anything given the scale of the collapse. It will be necessary to use the machines to remove all fallen material. Also it has been noted that the land could be unstable, and may be a while before traffic can pass again.

The insecurity of this section highlights the need for completion of the expressway as it is being done on the side of Boaventura.