Updated Alert: Large Rock in Rio Could Fall, Road Access to Vidigal Closed by Court

A huge rock that has become unstable due to recent rains and mudslides in Vidigal favela could fall at any time if the rain continues. A local court has ordered the temporary closure of Av. Niemeyer, the only road affording direct access to Vidigal.

By Henry Montalto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Breaking News from Vidigal in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. A massive rock that had been broken loose by the recent rains and mudslides could collapse at any minute.

Last Tuesday, May 28, an appellate court judge ordered the closure of Av. Niemeyer, the only road access to the Vidigal community. Rio's Mayor, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?