Landslide at the Corinth Canal; Restoration Works to Conclude on Saturday


The Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. Photo: Eurokinissi/Antonis Nicolopoulos, File

ATHENS -- A landslide was reported on Friday morning at the Corinth Canal that cuts through the Corinth Isthmus, on the slope on the side of the Peloponnese.

According to the Corinth Canal company "the lanslide was the result of unexpected geological conditions" and the "work to restore depth started immediately and will continue on a 24-hour basis until approximately 700 cubic metres of earth are removed."

The company said that the earthworks are expected to conclude on Saturday afternoon, at which time the Canal will resume normal operation.