Thousands stranded as flood waters block Takoradi-Agona-Tarkwa highway

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There was a gridlock at the Takoradi-Agona-Tarkwah highway on Tuesday evening, June 21.

This followed a flooding situation following a downpour in that part of the Western Region.

The development has left thousands of commuters stranded with many seeking refuge in nearby schools and shelters to pass the night.

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Thousands stranded as flood waters block Takoradi-Agona-Tarkwa highway

There was a traffic buildup over at least a 15 kilometers stretch.

Thousands stranded as flood waters block Takoradi-Agona-Tarkwa highway

A few vehicles which tried attempted to force their way through the rising waters were also submerged.

However, no casualty has been recorded.

Thousands stranded as flood waters block Takoradi-Agona-Tarkwa highway

Workers and school children who lived nearby also abandoned their vehicles to walk home.

According to JoyNews’ Justice Baidoo, “I stuck in it for 5 hours and went back home,” cutting short his intended trip to Accra.

Thousands stranded as flood waters block Takoradi-Agona-Tarkwa highway
A blurred image shot through a car’s windscreen showing articulated trucks parked

Container trucks making their way to the Takoradi harbor have been caught up in the incident.

Also, industrial vehicles coming from the mining enclave of the region have settled on the shoulders of the road leaving chaotic scenes.

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