A section of the Mombasa Highway has today Tuesday 13 March,2018 been blocked following an accident involving a lorry ferrying LPG gas and another one carrying a 40 feet container at Chyulu Hills in Makueni County.
The accident led to an area 35 kilometres causing a fire from the leaking gas tank. A driver of one of the lorries was killed while at least three other people were injured.
The accident, which occurred at about 2 am, blocked both lanes of the road. Police moved to the scene and stopped motorists from using the section.
This caused a huge traffic jam even as emergency service providers fought to contain the incident. Police headquarters warned of a huge traffic jam on the highway but more personnel were sent to the area to address the mess.
Motorists from Nairobi heading to Mombasa should divert at Emali and take the Loitoktok- Taveta Road then head to Voi.
Similarly, those travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi to divert at Voi and take Taveta- Loitoktok- Emali Road to Nairobi. More emergency services were mobilized to the area to help in managing the situation that had not been addressed by as soon as possible.
The driver’s are urged not to block the roads for other which is one of the leading causes of accidents in the Mombasa Nairobi highway. They are asked to be paving way for other motorists so as to avoid road jam and accidents.