The FCT Emergency Management Agency has revealed that the reason behind the closure of Galadimawa Interchange/Roundabout is to safeguard lives during this rainy season.
This was made known by the Director, of Forecasting Response Mitigation of FEMA, Mrs Florence Wenegieme, recently.
According to a report by PMNews, Wenegieme said that with the onset of the rains, it has become expedient to close the low-level slip road to safeguard the lives and property of FCT residents.
She appealed to the residents of the area to avoid any act that could lead to flood in the Federal Capital Territory.
She regretted any inconvenience the road closure may have caused, noting that the essence of the closure is to save lives.
She urged the residents to always call the 112 Toll-Free Emergency Number for a prompt response from the agency.
However, the agency on November 10, 2022, unblocked the slip at Galadimawa Interchange, after four months of diversion to ensure the safety of lives and property during the rainy season.
This was an aftermath of the prediction of the Meteorological Agency that the 2022 rainy season within the FCT was over.
“You will recall that some years back, we always had serious flooding at this location and we lost several lives here.
“That is why since 2020, we decided to be blocking this road every year during the rainy season, especially when the rains become very heavy,” she explained.
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