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Karuma– Pakwach Road Cut Off by Floodwaters

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Simon Peter Anyanzo, the West Nile Operations Manager of Uganda Red Cross Society, says the floods cut off passenger vehicles heading to Pakwach and those from Arua around 4pm.
Traffic flow along Karuma - Pakwach highway in Nwoya district has on Tuesday been cut off by floodwaters

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The flooding that cut off part of Karuma and Pakwach highway in Nwoya district on Tuesday have been attributed to the rise in the water levels of tributaries that feed into River Nile. 

The affected road intersection is before Pakwach Bridge in Nwoya district. 

Simon Peter Anyanzo, the West Nile Operations Manager of Uganda Red Cross Society, says the floods cut off passenger vehicles heading to Pakwach and those from Arua around 4pm.

 

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He told URN on Tuesday evening that the situation was still tense as several cars that thought could maneuver their ways failed to do so.

 

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Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, revealed a truck that attempted to maneuver its way through the floods overturned on Western side before reaching Pakwach Bridge and caused more blockage.

Irene Nakasiita, the Head of Communications and Public Relations Uganda Red Cross Society, says they have advised all their staff to postpone their travels along the road until the situation normalizes. 

Generally, there has been a lot of torrential rain in several parts of the country affecting specifically several tributaries like River Kafu that feeds into River Nile, causing a rise in the water volume.