Environment

FLOODS CUT OFF PAKWACH BRIDGE

By Our Reporter


WEST NILE: Flooding resulting from the heavy rains currently pounding the country has cut off Pakwach bridge cutting off West nile from the rest of the country.

In a statement, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the agency responsible for roads in the country, says the flooding occurred along the Olwiyo—Pakwach road, just adjacent to the Pakwach Bridge that connects West Nile with the Acholi region affecting connectivity between the regions.

The adds that its technical team is currently mobilising materials and equipment on site to commence interim interventions to restore the connectivity at this section.

It advises the road users intending to connect to the West Nile area from Kampala and Lira to use Gulu, Adjumani road and connect to Laropi ferry to Moyo and while those from Arua/Pakwach to use the newly built Paraa— Masindi Road to connect to their different destinations.

The agency also appeals to all road users across the country to take precaution and desist from using flooded areas for their own safety.
The ministry of disaster recently warned of heavy rains in most parts of the country for ten days starting week that could lead to flooding.

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