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KeNHA Announce closure of Madogo-Hola road due to flooding

By Antynet Ford

The Kenya National Highways Authority has closed the Madogo-Hola (B89) road.

According to the authority’s announcement, the route between Madogo Junction and Bura has been closed owing to flooding caused by the recent heavy rainfall.

According to KeNHA, severe rains in the region have caused flood waters to cross the road at Dukanotu, around five kilometres from Cheredende Centre.

This, it added, has led in considerable flooding covering about one kilometre of the Madogo-Bura route, posing significant risks to road users.
“KeNHA has therefore declared the affected road section unsafe and has consequently closed it until the flood waters recede and the damaged section is reinstated,” the statement said.

The Authority stated that a contractor is now on site and ready to address any issues that arise as the water recedes.

The administration has advised motorists to use caution and avoid driving on flooded roads.\

It has asked for patience and cooperation while on-site workers work tirelessly to restore the impacted areas.

On Wednesday, the administration reopened Nairobi-Garissa Road.
The road was closed on Monday following flooding at Mororo area between Madogo and Tana River Bridge.

It was blocked again on Tuesday owing to flooding in the Arer Area, between Bangaley and Madogo.

According to the authorities, water in Arer has damaged the road and the prior diversion route.

KeNHA confirmed on Wednesday that the road has been reopened following initial repairs.

The route was stopped owing to flooding caused by the continuous rains, which have resulted in rising water levels in the Tana River.

Flooding in Mororo had undermined one lane of the road, posing a significant safety risk to road users.

Most of the country is currently receiving increased rainfall, which has a high propensity to trigger flash floods.

 

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