In an interview with JM-FM today, the Mayor of Ponta do Sol, Célia Pessegueiro, warned of the dangers that the Angel Waterfall presented to local traffic due to the threat of falling rocks and boulders.
According to Célia Pessegueiro, “the municipality has already tried to close the road,” having even asked the Regional Government for help, as was the case in Calheta and the Tabua waterfront, before a tragedy occurs.
However, the Mayor revealed that at a certain point the Madeiran executive hinted that he did not support the intervention on that road, because the Ponta do Sol Chamber had not presented any project to rectify the situation.
Reacting to this, the city council explained that it did not present any project without first having the intervention of the LREC (Regional Civil Engineering Laboratory), an entity authorised to study rock faces, and propose the type of management needed with regards to minimising the risk of falling rocks and boulders, and allow for a free flow of traffic in the area, as the Angel Waterfalls are a popular tourist attraction.
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