The hopes of passengers who wanted to get a vehicle from Takoradi to Agona Nkwanta, Bogoso, Axim, Tarkwa and Elubo among others were dashed after several hours of rain in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in the Western Region on Wednesday as vehicles plying these routes were stopped at Apowa and Ewusijoe due to flood.
Water had taken over the road linking Apowa to Agona Nkwanta and the drivers were not able to make their way through the running water leaving passengers to their fate at the lorry stations.
Those who tried to make a move made a u-turn since the road was impassable and posed threats of entering into a ditch or losing control of the steering wheel.
There was also heavy traffic from Kwesimintsim to the St Marys Senior High School (SHS) where the floods were unimaginable.
Meanwhile, the report was made on a giant tree falling in the middle of the road in front of Skyy Power Fm on the JB Danquah Road (Takoradi – Accra Road). Drivers using that stretch of the road are therefore advised to drive with caution so as not to run into it.
Other places like Zenith Area, Effiakuma Number 9, Sekondi Esaaman, Takoradi Market Circle, Apollo Junction, Race Course, Essikafo-Ambantem No. 1 and 2, and Sekondi Taxi Station in Takoradi were all flooded with some shops submerging in the water.
Some passengers at the Tarkwa Station who spoke with IGOGHANA said they were currently stranded and had to spend the night with their relatives in town since it was apparent the rains were not stopping anytime soon while others were optimistic about the rain recedes.
“We have been here for about an hour and now hoping to get a vehicle to Tarkwa but they said their cars cannot cross the floods at St Mary’s which means that those there have been cut off”, one of them said.
“They have to fix that portion for us. Look, we closed from work around 1:00 pm and it’s 4:00 pm now. How do I get home?” Another quizzed.
As of the time of filing the story, there were no reports of death so far however, properties running into millions of Ghana cedis have been destroyed.