Access to the West Nile region has been cut off as floods continue to ravage different parts of Uganda.
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) said in a Tuesday night public notice to “road users to and from West Nile that a section of the road after Pakwach Bridge is temporarily closed to traffic due to flash floods.”
UNRA said the floods “overtopped the road- carriage-way and deposited substantial amount of water weeds, water hyacinth and other debris on the road carriage way.”
The Bridge has not affected.
Earlier, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) said floods had covered the usually thick vegetation along Pakwach road, making it unsafe and un-usable.
“A number of vehicles are seen stuck on the road, fearing to proceed to far North / West Nile,” said URCS.
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UNRA said its maintenance teams from Gulu and Arua were mobilsing equipment to clear the road for traffic use immediately.
In the mean time, motorists to and from West Nile are advised to use Gulu-Adjumani-Laropi ferry; Gulu-Adjumani- Obongi ferry and Masindi- Wanseko ferry.
ChimpReports earlier today reported that in Eastern Uganda, River Manafwa had burst its banks, leading to the death of four people.