Photo: Bomberos de Tenerife.
Updated 3pm: The road has now been reopened, Carreteras has confirmed.
Original post 6 February: A major rockfall near the mirador on the Erjos-Santiago del Teide road closed both lanes this morning. Heavy machinery and road teams are expected to take some time clearing passage and assessing the likelihood of further slippage. The authorities say that the road will remain closed for the time being, with traffic meanwhile diverted via the Masca road.