Sinkhole opened on Okponglo road; causes massive traffic

Sinkhole opened on Okponglo road; causes massive traffic

- A sinkhole has developed on the Madina-Tetteh Quarshie road at Okponglo

- It is said to have affected traffic on the stretch

- The development forced portions of the road to close

A large sinkhole has opened along the main Madina-Tetteh Quarshie road at Okponglo in Accra.

It is said to have affected traffic on the stretch.

The development has forced the closure of a section of the road from Okponglo towards East Legon.

Some volunteers were spotted on Tuesday directing traffic on the road to minimize congestion on that stretch due to the development.

Sinkholes, unlike potholes on Ghana’s roads, are not a common occurrence.

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A sinkhole is described as a cavity in the ground, especially in a limestone formation, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.

Also known as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline, is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.

Most are caused by karst processes – the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes.

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In other news, the Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has urged the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to stop complaining about interference in his work and continue to serve as expected of him.

He said so long as no one was preventing him from carrying his work, he must stay focused and discharge his duties professionally.

The Adentan MP made the comments on the back of complaints in a recent article by Martin Amidu that some heads of state institutions were interfering in his work.

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