Extreme weather: Traffic movement hampered on roads countrywide

Extreme weather: Traffic movement hampered on roads countrywide

Extreme weather: Traffic movement hampered on roads countrywide

Written by Staff Writer

26 May, 2017 | 5:30 pm

UPDATE AT 5:30 pm 26/5/17

Biyagama Road has been flooded from Pattiwila Junction.

It is reported that water levels of flooding in Malwana is rising.

Heavy traffic reported in Peliyagoda, Dematagoda and the New Kelani bridge.

The vehicular movement along bi-roads reaching Kolonnawa has also been limited.

Colombo – Katharagama road has been closed from Thangalle.

Lunugama – Pugoda area has been flooded.

Kelani river has overflown and the Colombo- Avisawella low level road has heavy traffic congestion

UPDATE AT 3:30 pm 26/5/17

Overflowing of the Nilwala river in Matara has affected the vehicular movement along roads in the area.

Welipanna exit closed due to flooding

Hamilton canal on the brink of overflowing

Neluwa bus stand is flooded.

Heavy floods are reported in the Morawaka town.

All roads towards Tissamaharama closed due to flooding.

UPDATE AT 1:00 pm 26/5/17

The vehicular movement along the thunmodara, kaluaggala areas have been hampered due to the prevailing weather conditions.

Rathnapura town is partially submerged under water making it impossible to get through for many vehicles.

UPDATE at 11:00am 26/5/17

Reports are coming in that vehicular movement along several roads countrywide to have been hampered as a result of the prevalent weather.

Vehicular movement along the Southern Expressway has been disrupted due to flooding at the  Welipanna and Kokmaduwa interchanges.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

According to social media reports the Matara – Kataragama road and Colombo – Tangalle Road near Polgahamulla are reported inundated, while  vehicular movement along Tangalle – Weeraketiya and Tangalle – Tissa roads are also hampered.

Meanwhile, according to another social media report, heavy mist is reported along the Badulla – Colombo main road between Beragala and Badulla.

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