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Motorists still advised to take care as road reopens 

The road to one of the most iconic parts of Tenerife has finally reopened after vital work to protect drivers from rock falls.

Tenerife Cabildo has spent more than 500,000 euros on the work on the access road to the stunning Punta de Teno, a popular tourist location.

The cliff faces have been strengthened with mesh and wiring which will help to avoid rocks falling on to the carriageway.

The Cabildo says the risk has been reduced from 70 per cent to 30 per cent and anticipates there could be four to five incidents each year caused by the wind or rain. In this case, the road would be closed until dealt with.

Technical officers gave the go-ahead for the route to be reopened last week.

Councillor for development for the Cabildo, Miguel Becerra said it was now planned to carry out asphalting at a further cost of around 600,000 euros.

Other remedial work is still to be carried out in the coming weeks so motorists are still advised to drive with caution.

The TF-445 slopes had been affected by weather erosion. There are three tunnels along the route and five barrancos.