As a result, vehicles were unable to continue their journeys, prompting passengers to transfer to vehicles on the other side by crossing on foot.
Mayor Ange Sebutege of Huye District reported the incident to relevant security agencies, who are now collaborating with authorities to provide instructions for alternative routes.
The road, crucial for Kigali-Nyamagabe-Rusizi trips through Kitabi and reaching Nyungwe National Park, is a significant disruption for travelers. Rwanda National Police confirmed the impassability of the Huye-Nyamagabe road and advised road users to bear with the inconveniences while the situation is being addressed.
The Rwanda Meteorology Agency had earlier warned of above-normal rainfall in the south-western parts of the country until January 20, raising concerns about flooding, soil erosion, and landslides.
The affected areas include Karongi, Nyamasheke, Rusizi, Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Huye, Gisagara, Nyanza Districts, and southern parts of Ruhango, Bugesera, Ngoma, and Kirehe Districts.
Authorities are urging preparedness and mitigation measures to minimize the impact of expected rains.