Parts of the capital, Accra got flooded making it difficult for motorists to access some principal streets after over 12 hours of downpour from Saturday to Sunday.

The situation resulted in heavy gridlock in most parts of the capital Saturday evening leaving commuters stranded at lorry parks and bus stops.

Some of the areas badly hit are Kaneshie, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Madina, Awoshie and Santa Maria.

Some vehicles caught up in the Accra flood | Photo: Amoahs Amoah on Facebook
Some vehicles caught up in the Accra flood | Photo: Amoahs Amoah on Facebook

The police issued a flood alert warning drivers to avoid the “Graphic Road towards Kaneshie and Agbogbloshie due to the rising level of the Odaw River.”

Some vehicles caught up in the Accra flood | Photo: Amoahs Amoah on Facebook
Some vehicles caught up in the Accra flood | Photo: Amoahs Amoah on Facebook

“In addition to the above, motorists and commuters should exercise great caution when using the La Beach – Kpeshie Lagoon Road towards Teshie-Nungua as well as roads that are linked by culverts and bridges,” the statement added.

 

 

 

Below is the police statement in full:

Public Safety Notice!
We are experiencing flooding on some principal streets and highways within the Accra-Tema Metropolitan areas and beyond due to the downpour this evening. In view of this, we are advising members of the public to remain indoors.
Motorists and commuters are also being cautioned against using the Graphic Road towards Kaneshie and Agbogbloshie due to the rising level of the Odaw River. In addition to the above, motorists and commuters should exercise great caution when using the La Beach-Kpheshie Lagoon Road towards Teshie-Nungua as well as roads that are linked by culverts and bridges.
Patrol teams are in the communities to ensure the safety of everyone. However, anyone who is stranded due to the downpour and requires help should contact the Police on the emergency numbers 18555, 191 or 0302787373. The Police and other principal safety stakeholders are on high alert to assist.
Source: Asaaseradiocom