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Chile Road condition information highway 5 South, and others

Post by admin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:33 pm

The pulse has a google map, that seems to have recent updates of all the problems with highway 5 south.

http://www.thepulse.cl/2010/03/02/googl ... -in-chile/

Now if we can just get google satellite to update their 15 year old maps of southern chile. I need someone to frigen contact google chile and get them to update their maps ASAP.


This looks like the same map.
http://terremotochile.com/mapa-de-estad ... arreteras/


We have a list of Copec gas stations that are functioning south:
http://economia.terra.cl/noticias/notic ... V_78791223

Please check the link above for any changes to the list, but this is the important data:
En relación a Santiago Metropolitano, actualmente hay un 72% de las estaciones de servicio de Copec operativas técnicamente (125), las cuales han sido o están siendo abastecidas de combustibles. Por la alta demanda que han tenido, un 58% de la red está con combustible en estos momentos (72). Para el día miércoles 3, el 100% de estas estaciones de servicio estarán operando y con combustible.

En la ruta 5 Sur la disponibilidad de combustibles está asegurada en las siguientes Estaciones de Servicio:

Lado Oriente:
- Km 67, San Francisco de Mostazal
- Km 126, San Fernando
- Km 187, Romeral
- Km 237, Talca
- Km 410, Chillán
- Km 697, Freire
- Km 906, Trafún

Lado Poniente:
- Km 66,5, San Francisco de Mostazal
- Km 265, Talca salida sur
- Km 341, Parral
- Km 518, Los Angeles salida sur
- Km 646, Lautaro
- Km 914, Osorno

Para las regiones del Maule a Los Lagos, se han definido 59 estaciones de servicio prioritarias, en las cuales estará garantizado el suministro de combustible. Gracias a lo anterior, en 23 localidades de la zona señalada habrá, a partir de mañana, al menos 2 estaciones de servicio operando 24 horas
We are trying to get road status information from Temuco North.
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Re: Chile Road condition information highway 5 South, and others

Post by thegringoshow » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:48 pm

The person to speak with would be James Ballentine head of Google in Chile (or was when I met him a year ago). I have his business card around here some place. I will try to dig it out in the next few days and send you the details.

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Post by greg~judy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:55 pm

An interesting map... albeit a bit complex (overwhelming?).
We will need to do a bus trip from P. Montt up thru Santiago and points north in about a week...
Any comments on -
Are the major bus companies still running the main S --> N routes, hub/connections in Santiago
Undoubtedly, there are, will be, delays and detours... :(
But what is the current long-distance bus status???

BTW...
I need someone to frigen contact google chile and get them to update their maps ASAP.
Current updates can always be had... IF you want to pay the price.
A couple years ago, friends interested in up-to-date sat-pix of an area of the southern Canadian Rockies... actually contacted, requested and received totally new pix (for recreational purposes) with amazing details.
The satellites go over every day... if any individual, or group, wants current content -----?
Just blow the cobwebs off the wallet and Buck Up!
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Re: Chile Road condition information highway 5 South, and others

Post by admin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:57 pm

Chile's entire geography just changed dramatically, and the sat maps they have still do not show that my building or any part of Temuco was ever built.

I seen some idiot on CNN the other day showing google sat map of how there was not that many people living in the effected area. Of course there wasn't any people living there 15 years ago.
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Post by mcplaza » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:53 pm

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Chile Road condition information highway 5 South, and others

New postby admin on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:33 pm
The pulse has a google map, that seems to have recent updates of all the problems with highway 5 south.

http://www.thepulse.cl/2010/03/02/googl ... -in-chile/

It can be accessed as #caminoschile at http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 6,3.192902.

This same map is linked here http://www.ruta-austral.com Thanks to @Max_Reid that started this map in "collaboration" mode and is updating it via Twitter users sending real-time information from the locations. Very good and complete.

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Post by jehturner » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:18 pm

greg~judy wrote:An interesting map... albeit a bit complex (overwhelming?).
It would be good if someone could post a legend ... the symbols are not all self-explanatory.

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Post by mcplaza » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:49 am

There are some legends. in the original map.

Simbología:

Verde: Caminos sin problemas y recomendaciones.
Amarillo: Caminos transitable pero con mucha precaución.
Rojo: Peligro. Caminos cortados o con desvíos.
Chinche Azul: Servicios, datos y otros.
Chinche Rojo: Pasarelas destruidas.

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Re: Chile Road condition information highway 5 South, and others

Post by klrbilly » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:56 pm

My Girlfriend son has just arrived back in Santiago from Villarrica by Bus.....Journey time longer than normal but the buses from the South seem to be able to get North to Santiago..............................

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Re: Chile Road condition information highway 5 South, and others

Post by valpo2u » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:00 pm

LAJA

Laja en la VIII región no tienen comida ni agua

FAVOR DIFUNDIR

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Post by valpo2u » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:34 pm

laja

lAJA VIII REGION DOESN'T HAVE WATER OR FOOD

Please spread the WORD.

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Post by Groschi » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:25 pm

We travalled Thursday from Santiago to Linares, and yesterday, friday from Linares to Concepción.
In general the trip was fine.
We only had to leave the Ruta 5 once, between Santiago and Rancagua, afterwards
often had to use one of the lanes traveling north, lots of traffic going north, LOTS, but little heading south.
The road from Chillán to Concepción is absolutely undemaged.
Most fuel stations were open and had no or little lines. The last one (COPEC) before the turn off from the Ruta 5 to Concepción was not in use.
Heading north, the first station on the Ruta 5 had a long line all the way out onto the Ruta 5.

Very few gas stations in Concepción are open, the lines are BLOCKS long, and only CHP 10.000 worth of fuel can be bought.

In Concepción only one out of 3 bridges over the Bio Bio is open. This bridge
has on one end a single lane temp. bridge put of the part that dropped into the river, it takes
at least 20min. to get onto the bridge. Otherwise roads in Concepción are nearly all ok.

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Post by Atlantis » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:45 am

THIS IS A BELATED TRANSLATION - DATED 5TH MARCH - AND I APOLOGIZE - PLEASE VERIFY WITH ZANDRA WHEN SHE IS BACK ONLINE


MAULE REGION


Order and security has been restored with the population returning to calm and normality, the region is under military control by the army, navy and reinforcements from the local police (Carabineros) and PDI (policia de investigaciones), special detective squad, totalling a 5,540 personnel also helping with aid distribution. The armed forces have established a curfew from 00:00 till 06:00 hours as from 5th of March for the towns of Cauquenes, Constitucion, Talca, Sagrada Familia, Molina and Curico.

Water is being distributed by trucks from the underground deposits of San Luis and Rio Claro and there is a current investigation on the fuel and electricity supplies in order to restore the operation of the pumps. The Licanten community is getting its water supply from trucks and Chanco, Pelluhue and Molina are receiving bottled water. San Clemente is backed up by an emergency stock.

As far as the electricity grid, 62,2% of the region is up and running while fuel is 64%, with 63 of the total of 99 petrol/gas stations in operational mode.

Telecommunications is gradually been restored with 51% of the mobile network and 75% of the land lines back.

All of the communities in the region have the transport network operating with just minor alterations in the frequency and number of passengers, but maintaining services nevertheless.

Roads are accessible from every corner and coastal roads are fully functional. The Mataquito, Mariscadero, Lautaro, Cauquenes # 1 and Estacion # 2, Curanipe, Municipal and El Parron bridges, plus a few others, have displacement issues and cracks or sinking of the concrete slab. There are however alternative routes.

Two mobile hospital units are backing up the hospital system in Talca and Constitucion as well as two extra clinics in Talca and Curico. Argentina has also promised three more medical units to be arriving within the next few days.


THE BIO BIO REGION

The law enforcement situation is back to normal with a more settled and calm population. The armed forces have a combined contingent of 11,083 personnel in the area. There have been 99 detainees, 35 of them due to violation of the curfew whilst the remaining due to looting.

The authorities have established a curfew between the hours of 6 pm tonight and noon tomorrow 4th of March. The Nuble province has an 8:30 pm until 7 am curfew whilst Bio Bio and Arauco will be restricted between 8 pm tonight and 6 am tomorrow morning.

Los Angeles and Chillan have 85% of the power back while Penco, Tome and San Pedro de la Paz can make use of 70% of the electricity grid. Concepcion, Coronel and Talcahuano however, only have 40% power restored.

30% of the gas/petrol stations are fully functional, the number being 52 of a total of 176.

Telecommunications is operational only 27% for the mobile network and 45% for the land lines.

The road structure is dismal, particularly in the coastal areas. Evaluations are being carried out from Dichato to the south to re-establish routes and the MOP - Ministerio de Obras Publicas - will do a fly-over in the morning to consider the options.

Prefab bridges were trucked in today to re-establish the Llacolen access to Concepcion from the south. Currently, traffic is restricted to one lane each way.

There are 18 hospitals in working order and Chillan has a further 25 bed mobile medical unit. In addition, Curanilahue has a hospital unit with a functioning operating theater and inpatient capacity. Two more field hospitals donated by Peru and Spain are due to arrive shortly.
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