Accra floods again after Wednesday’s heavy rains

A heavy downpour on Wednesday afternoon resulted in flooding across the capital, Accra.

Some pedestrians and drivers have been left stranded as a result of the rains which lasted for over two hours and have left some roads in the city unmotorable.

Some of the areas affected include the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Spintex, the Dome Pillar 2 road, the Sahara park in Adabraka, Ablekuma, parts of Teshie, the Obestebi Lamptey roundabout and parts of Dzorwulu.

Heavy rains in the capital, more often than not, result in reports of flooding across Accra, with many attributing the perennial occurrence to the siting of structures on waterways, and blocking of drainage systems, a situation that forces rushing flood waters onto the streets and into homes.

Many Ghanaians have since taken to social media to express their concerns and share photos and videos of flooding in the capital.

Last month some parts of the capital city were submerged in water after a downpour.

Some places including the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Kaneshie and Avenor, among others, were flooded.

Running water spilt from choked drains onto the roads at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and left pedestrians with no choice but to wade through the water which had risen to knee level.

Some lives were also lost in the flooding.

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