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Mangkhut submerges roads in the Kingdom

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Traffic backs up on a flooded stretch of National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday. Ministry of Water Resources

Mangkhut submerges roads in the Kingdom

Flooding caused by rains from the Mangkhut and Barey Chat storms over the last few days have damaged roads across the country amid a particularly devastating rainy season.

On Monday afternoon, flooding halted traffic along National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province according to provincial police chief Chuon Narin.

“Flooding submerged the street at Steung Samrong Bridge under 0.6 metres of water by 4:30pm on Monday. We decided to halt traffic temporarily for trucks and cars,” Narin said.

San Sean Ho, the Poipet town governor in Banteay Meanchey province, said flooding in the last few days submerged and damaged many streets in the border town, and authorities had banned trucks from travelling on the important streets, especially national road 58 which was newly constructed, to avoid more severe damage.

Local residents and travellers to Koh Kong province said that national road 48 from Sre Ambel district to downtown Koh Kong was severely damaged after rainfalls over the last few days.

Taxi driver Chham Sakhorn said the road from Sre Ambel district to Khemarak Phumin town in Koh Kong province is very muddy and slippery and vehicles often got caught unaware and turned turtle in the street.

Ministry for Water Resources and Meteorology spokesman Chan Yutha said on Monday that highland areas and the central lowlands of the country will experience more heavy rains in the coming days.

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