Flood damage and a number of landslides are reported in the Sayulita area. The bridge in San Pancho has been washed out. Heavy rains are to blame.
Some of the information in this article has been updated: Flooding in Nayarit Update
Update Monday 6pm: SanPanchoWeater.com reports: The rains continue and work crews constructed a pedestrian bridge last night. A few of the scenes around San Pancho on this September 6, 2010. Power to the pueblo was out most of the day, as was the phone/internet service, though cell service has been on throughout the weekend. The main street and beach were deserted…”. See more pictures and read more.
End of update.
Spanish language NoticiasPV.com reports: 15 land slide on highway 200 which links Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta, seven of them between Bucerias and Guamúchil, five between Guamúchil and San Ignacio and three between Sayulita and San Pancho, one of the latter collapses, apparently blocked both lanes for some time.
SanPanchoWeather.com reported that “San Pancho lost it’s only bridge during heavy rains Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3 and 4. When San Panchoans awoke Sunday morning, the bridge was gone. Photos, taken from the west side of the bridge, show the destruction, built up debris and raging water. The bridge was the only way in and out of San Pancho, meaning residents have to start thinking about food, water and propane supplies….” along with a very good gallery of pictures.
SurfMexico.net has a video of folks watching the river from the banks of the collapsed bridge.
You may also find our earlier report of interest: More Nayarit Bridges Collapse.
Do not be confused by the name. San Pancho’s formal name is San Francisco but that name is rarely used locally.