Addis Ababa-Gojjam Road Reopens after landslide closure

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Roads Authority says the main road linking Addis Ababa city to Gojjam is now open for traffic as of Thursday night after landslide closure.

A heavy rain-triggered landslides had blocked the road in an area called Filiklik, located midway Abay Bereha, for nearly a week.



“It is now partially restored and is open for traffic as of this evening,” announced the Authority on Thursday night.

Accordingly, vehicles can now be able to move from two directions using one lane.

“There is, however, a high traffic congestion in the area where the incident happened,” said the Authority, urging others planning to use the road to stay put until Friday and the congestion is clear.
Many parts of Ethiopia have experienced heavy rain in the ongoing rainy season.

Apart from triggering a landslide that eventually cut off the Addis Ababa-Gojjam roads, it has caused deadly floods in Addis Ababa and displaced thousands in Afar regional state.

 

Featured Image: Workers of authority in collaboration with an emergency team in the area have been working for a week to clear the debris from the road. [Photo ERA]

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