Luxembourg’s interior and infrastructure ministers received detailed breakdowns of the damage caused by recent floods when they met with representatives of the impacted communes on Tuesday.
A road in the Mullerthal region destroyed by floods in early June 2018
Photo: Luxembourg bridges and highways authority
Dan Kersch and François Bausch along with officials from the highways and bridges authority spoke with people from Beaufort, Berdorf, Consdorf, Echternach, Rosport and Waldbillig to gain a clear picture of the damage to roads.
Torrential on 31 May resulted in severe flooding in Luxembourg’s Mullerthal or “Petite Suisse” region, an area in the east of the country which is popular among tourists because of its curious rock formations and hiking trails.
The government opened a crisis centre to coordinate information on 1 June. Responding to a parliamentary question, Bausch said that most of the roads damaged by the floods had since reopened. Berdorf remains a priority as does the N10 between Wasserbillig and Moersdoerf. The full cost of the damage remains to be seen.