Flood blocks Karu-Mararaba road

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE - By Maryetieno Udoh & Stel­la­maris Asiegbu

Heavy down­pour Sun­day night flooded some ar­eas of Karu in­clud­ing the Abat­toir-Mararaba road.

Res­i­dents said the night rain lasted for about six hours, leav­ing com­muters stranded as they came out to go to work or at­tend to busi­ness on Mon­day morn­ing.

When our re­porters vis­ited the scene, a lot of cars, trail­ers and mo­tor­cy­cles were stuck at a bridge near Hab­durisi fill­ing sta­tion by City Col­lege junc­tion.

The flood­ing also caused ero­sion around the stream, ex­pos­ing Hab­durisi’s un­der­ground fuel tanks.

The man­ager of the fuel sta­tion, Mr Us­man Shittu, said ,“This is not the first time this is hap­pen­ing but this year’s oc­cur­rence is the worst be­cause of the bridge which does not al­low enough wa­ter to pass through it. Once the wa­ter rises, it over­flows the bridge and af­fects our fuel sta­tion.”

He added that the ero­sion has caused se­ri­ous dam­age to the sta­tion as they’d have to close up for ren­o­va­tion.

“In this state of de­struc­tion, no one can come and buy fuel from us. We have to re­build and that is go­ing to cost us a lot,” he said.

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