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Popular sightseeing trail at Gutmanis Cave in Sigulda closed due to landslide

BC, Riga, 03.01.2018.Print version

A popular sightseeing trail at Gutmanis Cave in Sigulda has been closed due to a landslide in Gauja Valley, the Nature Conservation Agency informed LETA.

Martins Ziverts, head of the agency's Vidzeme administration, said that the landslide had been triggered by natural causes, following heavy rains over the past several days. There was no construction activity taking place in the area, and no trees had been felled there.

The upper soil level, along with trees and tree roots, has slid down the slope between Krimulda Serpentine and Gutmanis Cave, blocking the walking trail. The trees and rocks will be cleared off the trail once the weather improves, and fully conclude only next spring.

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