Recently Closed Roads due to Heavy rains once again in Use

On 30 April 2020 at 05:30

The Rwandan National Police has announced that roads that have been closed due to heavy rains including Muhanga-Ngororero-Mukamira were once again being used.

Heavy rains recently caused a landslide in Nyange, leaving the Muhanga-Ngororero-Karongi road unoccupied.

This meant that those wishing to travel through these roads use the Muhanga-Huye-Nyamagabe-Nyamasheke-Rusizi and Rutsiro-Rubavu-Kigali roads.

Apart from that, other roads across the country were blocked by the effects of the rains, including Kigali-Gicumbi, Muhanga-Ngororero-Mukamira.

On the morning of April 30, 2020, the Rwanda National Police announced that all roads were opened.

"The Rwanda National Police has informed them that the Muhanga-Ngororero-Mukamira road is now used," reads the statement on The National Police Twitter Wall.

He added that the Kigali-Gicumbi road is also used.

The National Meteorological Agency, Meteo Rwanda, recently announced that between 21 and 30 April 2020, heavy rainfall is expected in the country compared to previous days.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations (Minema) said heavy rains on the night of April 25, 2020, caused disasters, killing three people, injuring three others and destroying 215 houses.

The rains also damaged crops on 66.3 hectares, 11 roads, and its six bridges as well as two water pipes, killing five small animals.

Heavy rains on April 17, killed three people, injured two others, and destroyed many properties.

On April 22, a torrent of rain fell across the country, killing over 12 people and injuring 18 others, while destroying various properties, including 32 houses.