Police Advise Public To Move and Drive Cautiously After Saturday's Heavy Rains In Accra

Police Advise Public To Move and Drive Cautiously After Saturday's Heavy Rains In Accra

  • The Ghana Police Service has advised the public to move and drive cautiously following Saturday's torrential rains in Accra
  • In a statement, the Service noted that patrol teams are in the affected communities to ensure the safety of everyone
  • Persons stranded due to the downpour and requiring help should contact the police on the emergency numbers 18555, 191, or 0302787373

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The Ghana Police Service has advised the public to be cautious in their movements and use of roads following heavy rains in Accra on Saturday, May 21.

The rains have continued into Sunday morning, but rather calmly compared to Saturday evening.

In a statement issued, the Service said some principal streets and highways in the Accra-Tema Metropolitan areas and beyond experienced flooding due to Saturday's downpour.

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Accra floods
Photos showing floods in parts of Accra. Source: @iPRYNX/Joy News
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Advice to public due to floods

''In view of this, we are advising members of the public to remain indoors. Motorists and commuters are also being cautioned against using the Graphic Road towards Kaneshie and Agbogbloshie due to the rising level of the Odaw River,'' the statement said.

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Advice to motorists and commuters

The Service also urged motorists and commuters to exercise great caution when using the La Beach-Kpheshie Lagoon Road towards Teshie-Nungua and roads connected by culverts and bridges.

Meanwhile, patrol teams are in the affected communities to ensure the safety of everyone.

Also, anyone stranded due to the downpour and who requires help should contact the police on the emergency numbers 18555, 191, or 0302787373.

The police and other principal safety stakeholders are on high alert to assist.

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Read the statement below:

Ghana Police statement
Screenshot of the Ghana Police statement. Source: Ghana Police
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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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