The Jakarta Post
Heavy rain on Sunday caused a landslide on Jl. Kampung Kramat in Setu, Cipayung in East Jakarta, preventing motorists from using the road, which serves as an alternative route that connects Jakarta and Bekasi in West Java.
Sunday's rain reportedly eroded the bank of the Sunter River, resulting in a landslide.
"At around 1 p.m. yesterday the heavy rain in Bogor and other outskirts of Jakarta raised the water level," Setu subdistrict head Wahyu Kesdianto told kompas.com on Monday.
Dozens of workers from the city's Water Resources Agency and personnel from the military and the police had gone to the site to fix the situation and help motorists passing by, he added.
Suwarno of the East Jakarta Water Resources Agency said his office would erect a wall to prevent further landslides.
"As a quick fix, we will build a wall to prevent erosion during heavy rain," he said, adding that his office would communicate with Bina Marga Road Agency to find a long-term solution. (fac)