Kampala Masaka Highway cut off by floods: Police issue notice to travellers

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Police has strongly advised all road users on the Kampala-Masaka highway to use alternative routes following the flooding water of Katonga River posing a great risk to travellers.

In a notice issued on Thursday, travellers from Kampala are encouraged to utilize the Mpigi-Butambala-Ssembabule road as a viable alternative.

On the other hand, individuals travelling from Masaka are advised to take the Masaka-Ssembabule Road as a diversion.

The water levels at Katonga River have risen significantly, posing a serious risk to motorists and pedestrians attempting to cross.

“For your safety, we strongly advise using alternative routes while we collaborate with UNRA to address the situation promptly” a notice from Uganda Police states.

“Please exercise caution, follow traffic instructions, and watch out for further updates. Your safety is our utmost priority” it adds.

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