Huge traffic snarl up on Thika Road as Met warns of heavy rains

Thika superhighway
The Thika Superhighway was constructed at a cost of Ksh.28billion.

There was a major traffic snarl up on Thika Road on Tuesday morning even as the Kenya Meterorological Department issued a heavy rainfall advisory.

Motorists had to wait for long hours on the road as the October rainy season set in with a heavy downpour.

“Do not I repeat Do not use the service lane on Thika road past survey! You will be stuck in traffic for at least 30 minutes. Join the service lane at you own risk. STICK TO THE MAIN HIGHWAY! Patience is a virtue I have learnt,” one Kevin Lanyo wrote on Twitter.

Thika Road traffic, too slow

Posted by Kipkorir Boniface on Monday, October 22, 2018

On Tuesday, the weatherman issued an advisory saying heavy rainfall is expected to intensify particularly in the coastal region.

“Residents are advised to be on the lookout for flashfloods. The heavy rains and strong winds offshore may result in storm surge along the coast, hence fishermen and all in the marine industry should be on high alert,” a statement from Met reads.

Kenyans have also been urged to listen and watch local media to stay updated on the changing weather conditions and know which places to avoid.

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