The traffic that has built up on the Accra-Pokuase road is getting severe each passing minute as a result of the flooded surfaces and gutters. An hour downpour this evening across the city has resulted in this crisis leaving worker, traders and families who are returning from their various offices, meetings, operations and gatherings, in a huge traffic.
Many who couldn't stand the dangers of the rising waters on the road and along storm drains got off the vehicles to find dry grounds. The only option for some is to walk through the muddy water to hop into another vehicle that is bound for their destinations.
The level at which the running water had risen threatens movement of salon vehicles, as they might get their vehicles broken down. Drivers would dare drive through it may have to exercise great caution so they don't end up damaging their engines.
This incident reminds many of the deadly disaster that occured at the Nkrumah Circle on June 3 2015. The apprehension associated with that experience is something no resident of Accra would risk re-experiencing.
At this very moment it would be appropriate for the Nation Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and officers of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate of the Ghana Police Service to intervene and ensure that the water flows steadily and subsequently ease the traffic.
Per a video shared by Daily Graphic, one could tell the rain water is stagnated. It could be that the ducts on the roads might be choked, and or the drains have been cocked with debri thereby restricting the flow of the water.
Should this persist, the MTTD may have to redirect traffic to avert any undesired consequences. Until that happens, passengers on board commercial drivers are abandoning hopes of continuing their journey with the vehicles sticked in the flood.
Though the Ghana Meteorological Agency hinted of the rains, many never expected it would have rained heavily as this. Surely, city authorities would update residents via local media on the impact of the flood and correctional measures taken to avert future floods in that area.
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