Heavy rains hinder smooth flow of traffic in Colombo

Heavy traffic prevailed in the Colombo city as well as its suburbs yesterday evening, with the onset of heavy rains followed by gusty winds.

Traffic movements on the Horana – Colombo road came to a standstill as a tree had fallen across the road in Pamankada.

A car which was parked by the side of the road was damaged due to this incident, while the driver was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Kohuwala Police diverted the traffic to alternative routes following the incident.

Rescue teams managed to evacuate the fallen tree yesterday evening, ensuring the smooth flow of traffic.

Meanwhile traffic congestion prevailed at the Godagama Junction yesterday evening after a tree had fallen across the road. The rescue team succeeded in removing the tree.

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