Rains Takeover George Walker Bush N1 Highway


By Cecil Mensah

Vehicular traffic and human activities on the Dzorwulu Shell filling station stretch of the George Walker Bush N1 highway, were brought to a standstill, as results of the rains taking over that portion of the road yesterday Thursday June 9, in Accra.

Hours after the rains have subsided, vehicular and human activities on the road were brought to a halt, leaving commercial and private drivers, tooting their horns at each other.

Some drivers were even seen hurling insults at each other for not mustering the courage to pass through the flooded waters.

There was huge traffic jam not far from the headquarters of Tullow Oil, the company drilling Ghana’s crude oil at Cape Three Points in the Western Region, all the way to the front view of the Nestle company limited, along the road.

The Herald’s scouts at the scene, can report that some drivers for fear of their lives; had to park their vehicles along the shoulders of the road, while the daring ones drove through the flooded water.

Whilst other drivers both commercial and private;were counting their losses, because water had entered their Carburetors among other things, the smart ones, had to drive to the filling station to park their cars, waiting for the flooded waters to floor away.

Other drivers took a detour in front of the former Motorway branch of Barclays Bank through to the Military Dog training area to former IFC office all the way to the Fiesta Royale hotel traffic light then off to Dzorwulu, Achimota and Abeka-Lapaz areas.

The situation yesterday immediately after almost three hours of heavy down -pour was life threatening on the highway as many commuters were stranded on the road for hours.

Eye witnesses told The Herald that part of the road, gets flooded at the least down-pour, because of the poor engineering works done by the contractor in relation to the construction of the drains in the area.

Some residents of Accra were thrown into a state of fear after news broke that parts of the capital have been submerged following heavy the down-pour.

According to media reports, areas including Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Dzorwulu, Mallam Junction and Kaneshie were all flooded.
The rest are Nungua, Teshie, Awoshie, Dansoman-Glefe were inundated with water destroying household properties running into several Ghana Cedis.

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