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Georgian-Russian border checkpoint to be closed due to landslide danger

Tuesday, September 30
The Lars checkpoint on the Russian-Georgian border will be temporarily closed due to landslide danger in the Devdoraki Gorge, Georgian Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister David Shavliashvili said Sept. 29.

Speaking to reporters, Shavliashvili said that heavy rainfalls are expected.

“Despite the fact that the forecasts predict no landslides, there is a risk that large rock masses can start moving. Our representatives and representatives of other agencies are on the site and control the movement of the masses,” he said.

“Most likely, we will close the customs at night for security reasons, and then we will see how the weather changes,” he said.

Forecasts say that in the coming day the weather conditions will sharply deteriorate on the territory of Georgia.