PHOTOS: Torrential rains flood Kampala, cut off city roads

Torrential rains flood Kampala, cut off city roads

Kampala, Uganda | URN | The heavy rains on Thursday 24, February 2022 afternoon brought traffic flow in Kampala city to a complete standstill for several hours.

The gridlock was on all routes for both in-bound and out-bound traffic.

The rain which started at about 3 pm and ended at about 6 pm, left many travelers in the city stranded while motorists had to brave several hours of delay before they could get to their destinations.

For instance, all streets in Industrial Area were a no-go area, with many vehicles stretching for kilometers. Other affected roads were Nsambya, Jinja road traffic lights as well as roads leading to Nakawa and Spear Motors.

Jinja road was one of the most affected routes since some sections like Lugogo bypass were also flooded and impassable especially for the smaller cars.

Along John Babiiha Avenue, motorists created various lanes on different parts of the road in a bid to get ahead but instead made the jamming worse.

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At Yusuf Lule road the jam stretched from Fairway traffic lights junction up to Kitgum House junction along Jinja road. Taxi drivers and boda boda cyclists took advantage of the rains to hike the transport fares.

From Nsambya road junction traffic lights up to the Clock Tower, it was a complete cut-off and even boda bodas were stuck in the jam.