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Cancun city workers return sand from road to beach

Cancun, Q.R. — Elements from Civil Protection and the Cancun Fire Department worked for hours Tuesday and Wednesday shoveling sand off the road in the Cancun Hotel Zone. A large section of the road was completely buried in sand during the passing of Hurricane Zeta.

Authorities from the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) saw the road had been covered by at least 20 centimeters of sand that was blown from the beach at Kilometer 19 of Boulevard Kukulcán.

Numerous personnel took turns shoveling the heavy wet sand from the lanes of roadway into waiting trucks. The sand was returned to Playa Delfines where it came from. After the roads were cleared, traffic was reestablished in the area.

During the passing of Hurricane Delta two weeks prior, that same area was also hardest hit with structural damage and the downing of beach palapas and lifeguard towers.

The city had removed the “CANCUN” letters during Delta and replaced them a few days later, only to take them down again for Hurricane Zeta.