April 27, 2024
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KeNHA closes Garissa-Madogo road, due to heavy rains

GARISSA- The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), has on Friday issued a safety advisory to motorists in light of rising floodwaters at Mororo, a region situated at the border of Tana River and Garissa Counties. The flooding risk has increased due to heavy rains and the rising water levels at the Seven Forks Dam, which... Read More

GARISSA- The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), has on Friday issued a safety advisory to motorists in light of rising floodwaters at Mororo, a region situated at the border of Tana River and Garissa Counties.

The flooding risk has increased due to heavy rains and the rising water levels at the Seven Forks Dam, which is approaching full capacity.

In a statement, KeNHA warned flooding is being experienced at Tana river bridge, Mororo and Kona Punda areas. Based on assessment by our Engineers, the road section at the moment is not safe for use by motorists and pedestrians.

The Authority indicated that the road between  the road section between Garissa and Madogo remains closed until the water levels subside to safe levels and restoration works on damaged sections completed.

“Consequently, KeNHA wishes to inform the public that the  road section between Garissa and Madogo is CLOSED to all road users until the water levels subside to safe levels and restoration works on damaged sections completed.KeNHA shall continue to monitor the situation.” KeNHA stated.

The warning comes as the Kenya Meteorological Department issued a weather update indicating that more rainfall is expected in the coming days.

According to the weatherman’s advisory on Thursday, April 25, 2024, heavy rains will persist across several parts of the country, including the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley, the Highlands West and East of the Rift Valley, the Nairobi area, the Southeast lowlands, the northern region, and the coastal area.

The met department mentioned that these rains, expected from Friday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27, could be accompanied by gusty winds.

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