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A landslide that blocked the Basse Corniche for 24 hours over the weekend has been partially removed and the principal road from Nice to Monaco was reopened by 5 pm on Sunday. Traffic lights for alternative flow have been installed between Pont St Jean, just outside Beaulieu-sur-mer and Villfranche. The 100 Nice-Menton bus line is running normally.
Traffic was diverted via the Moyenne Corniche. The Nice-Monaco railway line was not affected on this occasion. Work crews are expected to labour for several days to remove many tons of rock and other debris, as well as to repair the water mains that were cut by the slide.
This same road was also partially closed early Friday morning after a car accident near the Total petrol station in the direction of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat that left a 30-year-old man dead and another man, 42, injured.
During his annual address to the press, National Council President Stéphane Valeri was optimistic for 2022, saying "there are reasons to hope that we can get back to a quasi-normal life.”
Nice Côte d’Azur airport ended 2021 with over 6.5 million passengers passing through, higher than expected and fuelled mainly by a strong summer season and the return of long-haul flights.
It is expected to be another mild, sunny weekend at the region’s ski resorts with plenty of standing snow, while Valberg will be hosting a Monte-Carlo Rallye event on Friday.
The celebration of Sainte Devote, Monaco’s Patron Saint, will be held next week, and again this year the Principality is taking adapted measures to ensure the health and safety of all who wish to participate.