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Reopening of Taiwan's Central Cross-Island Highway delayed by continuing landslides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The reopening date for the Central Cross-Island Highway, which has been blocked by a series of landslides and rockfalls since March, has been postponed yet again due to on...

Taiwan’s Central Cross-Island Highway blocked by major landslide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large-scale landslide on the Central Cross-Island Highway occurred on the morning of Tuesday (April 26) and will block access to the road for at least five days, accordi...

Dramatic landslide on Taiwan's Central Cross-Island Highway captured on video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As authorities work to clear the Central Cross-Island Highway blocked by a series of rockfalls and landslides, a construction worker shared video footage of a dramatic lan...

Traffic controls set for Taiwan’s Taroko highway during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Traffic controls will be implemented at Taroko Gorge during the Lunar New Year (LNY) so there could be long waits for car drivers on Provincial Highway 8’s Taroko se...

Mountain cabins on two trails in eastern Taiwan to open on Jan. 10, 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two mountain cabins built by the Taroko National Park Headquarters on the Mt. Pingfeng trail and the trail connecting Mt. Bilu and Mt. Yangtou, where such lodging faciliti...

Taiwan to close alpine section of Provincial Highway 14A as safety precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hehuanshan section of Provincial Highway 14A will be closed from 5 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 26) until Monday morning as a safety precaution, Taiwan’s highway authori...

Hiker dies after steep fall in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker died after falling down a deep side slope near the summit of Mt. Yangtou in eastern Taiwan on Sunday (Nov. 7), the Liberty Times reported. Citing reports they r...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

Taiwan national park to reroute treacherous trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park Headquarters said in a press release on Tuesday (March 23) that it’s planning to reroute part of the Mt. Pingfeng trail after four climbing deat...

Parts of 2 highways closed in central Taiwan over concern for icy conditions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) on Sunday (Jan. 10) announced road closures on two sections of highways in central Taiwan starting from 5 p.m. out of concern for...

Closures announced for some northern Taiwan highways over potential ice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the cold weather alert issued by the Central Weather Bureau, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) announced closures on parts of...

Man found 40 days after jumping down ravine in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Tuesday (Dec. 15) found a man who had been missing for 40 days after he abandoned his scooter and jumped down a 100-meter ravine in central Taiwan. The Heping...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...

Video shows boulder barely miss car during quake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced showing a massive boulder barely missing a motorist driving through Taroko Gorge as the powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:...

Baiyang Trail in East Taiwan wins TILA ‘environment-friendly special award’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Baiyang Trail (白楊步道) in Taroko National Park has won the “environment-friendly special award” at the presentation of 6th Taiwan Landscape Architecture Awar...