Highway 4 in Westport is flooded and traffic is suspended


[INNEWS Comprehensive Report] The Sihanoukville Provincial Government issued an announcement stating that as of 9:30 a.m. on September 27, a section of 153 to 154 kilometers along Highway 4 in Kompong Seila Stung Chhay Commune in Sihanoukville Province was flooded. The water level rose to 0.6 meters, and traffic on this section of the road was temporarily closed. ​

The announcement pointed out that in order to ensure the safety of public travel, the provincial government has temporarily banned traffic at the above-mentioned locations. At the same time, vehicles will be prohibited from traveling in this area on Highway 4 from today until the floodwaters recede. The public is asked to be aware and choose to take a detour or take the highway.

The Cambodian Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced on September 24 that as a low pressure system forms and extends to Cambodia, at the same time, the tropical low pressure in the South China Sea is about to enter the border between Cambodia and Laos and move from east to west along the Sruoch Mountains. This tropical depression is expected to bring moderate to heavy rain to the northeastern highlands, northern highlands and northwest lowlands from September 26 to 28. In addition, coastal areas may also experience moderate to heavy rains and strong winds and waves from September 27 to 30.

Therefore, the department calls on local governments and residents living in the above-mentioned areas to pay special attention to their own safety, and all fishermen and seafarers must also be vigilant to guard against possible accidents.