Were Dangerous Trees Caused by the Tragic Accident of Podvelka?


Trees at Podvelka on Monday collapsed due to hurricane winds and claimed death on Dravograd-Maribor road, “as part of state road inspections were not detected as dangerous”, STA stated at the Directorate for Infrastructure. The latter has implemented and is planning more investments in protective measures over the Dravograd-Maribor road.

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In the Drava valley, on the state road Dravograd-Maribor in the area of ​​Podvelka municipality for the last year and a half, during the time of the arrest or departure. following it, two tragic car accidents took place, in which three people lost their lives.

On Monday morning, a tree fell on a vehicle from the slope above the main road 52 – An annual homemaker who died at the scene of the accident. About three kilometers away from the site of this accident, near Brezno, it was most likely due to heavy rainfall 30. October 2018 On the same main road a rock rolled up and buried two people in a car underneath.

Regarding Monday's accident, the Directorate for Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia wrote that the trees that collapsed on the state road at the scene of the tragic event were “healthy, upright and did not show any signs of lust. Therefore, they were not detected as dangerous as part of state road inspections. “

They also stated that they were located at , where a tragic event occurred, immediately before the event, intervention work was done to remove a fallen tree. A fallen tree that claimed the death was also damaged by a vehicle of workers who removed previously fallen trees before the accident. None of them were injured.

Otherwise, in the area of ​​Carinthia, where the concessionaire for the maintenance of state roads is the company VOC Celje or. VOC Carinthia, workers on Monday between 2 30 until . clocks removed 37 trees on eight sections of state roads. “Trees have been knocked down by hurricane-force gusts in locations that cannot be predicted or determined in advance,” the directorate wrote.

perform concessions under the concession contract to remove tree overgrowth from the area of ​​the National Roads Council, and also perform regular road inspections.

“For trees on private land adjacent to the road world and identified as dangerous trees for traffic on the state road, the concessionaire shall notify the landowners in writing of the necessity to remove these trees. If the owners do not respond, the matter shall be referred to the Infrastructure Inspectorate for resolution, “they stated at the Directorate and, as mentioned, wrote that the trees that had caused the tragic accident were not detected as dangerous.

But the area of ​​the main road appears to be quite dangerous, which the locals have warned the authorities before the tragic accident that occurred near Brezno at the end of October 2018 when the falling rock claimed two deaths.

As related to This accident was explained at the Directorate, after the accident, they first set up feed-fence fences 160 and dug a fishing trench. The value of these works by the end of November 2018 was good 217. 000 Euros.

Then at the end of the year 2018 and last year the sections of roads between Radlje and Ruta were carried out for 1 , $ 5 million investment to protect against falling stone blocks. Currently, work to protect against falling rocks is underway at Vuhred Hydroelectric Power Plant. These works are well worth the contract 280. 000 euros and will be completed by 97 .

According to the Directorate, so were the years 2018 and 2019 guardrails installed 1420 in length, with high tensile mesh have protected the rocky slopes on the surface 550 of square meters.

This year is Phase 1 envisages the implementation of protective measures against falling rocks on the roadsides on all sections of the main Dravograd-Maribor road. It will be installed approximately 11. 000 square meters of high tensile anchor and plain nets and 270 meters of feeder traps. The estimated value of the works is EUR 1.2 million. In the following, they plan an even more in-depth analysis of the threat to the rest of the hinterland and further investments.