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Videos: Landslide on Aburi road leaves motorists stranded

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There has been a landslide along the Aburi road after a downpour on Friday afternoon.

Motorists using the south-bound lane of the Aburi to Accra road were left stranded Friday afternoon after a heavy downpour caused a landslide.

Videos circulated on social media show motorists struggling to navigate the road that connects the Eastern Region to Accra.

The road is home to the Aburi Mountain which is one of Ghana’s highest topographies and a major tourist destination.

Witnesses say police and officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have created a diversion for traffic to flow smoothly.

The Police has however urged drivers to be cautious.

“Users of the Aburi to Accra road are advised to drive carefully and obey diversion instructions of Police on that stretch, as there is a landslide on a portion of the road between Peduase Lodge and Ayi Mensah,” The Police warned in a statement on Twitter.

The Police also said the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and local government were on the scene.

“Police, NADMO and the District Assembly together with others are working hard to restore traffic to normal flow on that stretch.”

The hilly terrain by the road was noted for incidents of falling rocks that endangered vehicular traffic.

The government initiated road works on sections of that stretch in 2016 to put a steel mesh over the slope to be held by anchor bolts.

The project was estimated at GH¢12 million.

The Peduase Lodge-Ayi Mensah road was constructed along the Aburi hills to connect the Accra to the Eastern Region.

Watch video below:

Source: Adomonline.

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