Heavy rain is once again affecting parts of Tanzania, blocking roads in several regions and destroying an important bridge in Morogoro.
Local media reported roads were closed in and around the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam on 04 March, 2020. Some public transport services were suspended. Heavy rain has also affected areas of Mbeya and Mwanza regions, where some roads have been blocked and several drivers left stranded.
Meanwhile a bridge on the important Morogoro-Dodoma highway collapsed on 02 March due to the heavy downpours. Engineers are working to repair the bridge, which is situated in Kilosa District, Morogoro Region.
Tanzania Meteorological Authority warned that more torrential rains are expected, in particular in eastern areas of the country.
Tanzania has been plagued by heavy rain and flooding over the last few months. Flooding in early February in the regions of Lindi, Mwanza, Morogoro and Manyara left at least 40 people dead, 1,750 houses destroyed and 15,000 people displaced.
RAIN RAIN,,,, this is the road from Dar-es-salaam. pic.twitter.com/AXjKWR1U4e
— Mugabe David (@MugabeDavid7) March 3, 2020
A bridge connecting Rwanda to Tanzania collapsed Monday at Morogoro-Dodoma highway near Dumila.
The rain-damaged road is the only route for goods coming to Rwanda from Dar es Salaam port. pic.twitter.com/Jwcod4JgC5
— Farouk Twesigye (@FaroukTwesigye) March 5, 2020
Regional transporters and logistics forum have called on businesses in Tanzania and Rwanda to expect delays in delivering loaded containers or returning the empty containers after a bridge in Dumila, on Morogoro– Dodoma road was washed away by floods. #RBANews pic.twitter.com/jrvGbMpVRd
— Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) (@rbarwanda) March 3, 2020
— Tanzania Meteorological Authority (@tma_services) March 4, 2020