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Snow Season Traffic Control Measures on Mt. Hehuan from January 1 to March 1, 2021

The snow season at Mt. Hehuan is about to begin. To maintain transportation smoothness and assure visitors’ safety during the snow season, Taroko National Park Headquarters, Hualien County Government, and Nantou County Government have jointly implemented "Directing and traffic control measures on Mt. Hehuan." The entry of vehicles into the Mt. Hehuan area will be controlled and limited. They will control and limit vehicles' access into the Mt. Hehuan area according to the actual road and weather conditions. Visitors are kindly requested to cooperate with these measures.

Snow Season Restrictions on Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia): Dayuling – Wuling - Cuifeng The measures are already in place and cease on March 1, 2021. The traffic controls are established from Dayuling via Xiaofengkou, Mt. Hehuan Visitor Center, Wuling, Kunyang, Yuanfeng to Cuifeng on Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia). In addition to this policy, particular emphasis will be placed on improving snow viewing during the Lunar New Year (February 10 to February 16) and on weekends.

1. Snow Season: traffic controls will be active when it snows or accumulates snow. Traffic directing will be implemented if it does not snow or there is no snow accumulation.

2. Traffic controls will be implemented at road sections between Dayuling, Mt. Hehuan Visitor Center, Cuifeng. These areas will be open to vehicles depending on parking spaces (Yuanfeng Kunyang, Wuling, and Xiaofengkou) and traffic congestion between the two summits.

3. Traffic control information will be issued by the highway authority during periods of snow. All vehicles are prohibited except for official vehicles and snow shovels. During the emergency snow shovel period, the road section will be completely closed. After the snow shoveling is completed, the road restrictions are removed and open to vehicles with snow chains depending on the snow and road conditions. Other kinds of vehicles, such as scooters, bicycles, and motorcycles, are prohibited from entering the controlled road section.

4. During the high-season, large vehicles such as 20 or 40-person buses as well as large-sized trucks over 3.5 tons are forbidden to drive between the sections of Dayuling (Hwy. 14A at 41.5 km) to Mt. Hehuan Visitor Center and Cuifeng (Hwy. 14A at 18km) to Mt. Hehuan Visitor Center (Hwy. 14A at 33km).

5. When the road is heavily covered with snow or ice during snow season, the road section from Kunyang to Dayuling will be closed from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am the next morning, and vehicles are forbidden to traverse at night. The related road closure information will be issued before 3:00 pm.

6. When the road is heavily covered with snow or freezes during the snow season, control measures will depend on actual conditions to see whether the route should be closed from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am the next morning.

 

Contact phone numbers:

Mt. Hehuan Service Station Contact Phone〈04〉25991195
Provincial Highway 8 Maintenance Section (Taroko – Dayuling) -Taroko Office(03)8610775 or (03)8610776
Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) Maintenance Section ( Dayuling – Mt. Hehua) -Taroko Office(03)8610775 or (03)8610776
Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) Maintenance Section- (Wushe – Mt. Hehua) Puli Office(049)2982066,(049)2802030
Provincial Highway 8 Maintenance Section (Dayuling - Lishan) -Guguan Office(04)25951224
Lixin Road ( Wushe – Jiayang)(049)2802204 Re’an Police Precinct

News issued by Taroko National Park Headquarters

 

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