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National Road 3 closed due to flooding

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Authorities have closed the traffic on a flooded section of National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province on Friday evening. Fresh News

Authorities closed the traffic on a flooded section of National Road 3 in Preah Sihanouk province today because of rising water levels along National Road 4.

The National Road 4 in the Prey Nop district was temporarily closed for more than three hours on Friday evening as the water was flowing one meter over a stretch of the highway.

According to Or Saroeun, director of the provincial information department today, the road was temporary reopened in order to avoid serious traffic jam as all trucks and container trucks were banned for transporting goods along the national road 3 in the Prey Nop district.

The damaged stretch along National Road 55 in Pursat province. Fresh News

“We are going to completely close National Road 3 as heavy floodwaters countie to flow across the highway,” Mr Saroeun said, adding that the provinces were facing heavy flooding in the past few days, resulting in the death of three and one injury during the flood period.

Br. Roberto Panetto, an administrator at the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia, said one of his technical school in Sihanoukville is facing heavy flooding as on Friday night the level of the water on the main road in front of the school had risen by a meter.

Damage caused by flood waters to the Don Bosco Technical School Sihanoukvile.

“I started to relocate our equipment and documents as high as I could in my office.” he said. “The water outside is one meter high while in the office at lower level, the doors were sealed shut to try and prevent flood waters from rushing in.

“It is too early to estimate the damage but I presume it will be closed to a million US $.” he added.

Damage caused by flood waters to the Don Bosco Technical School Sihanoukvile.
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