Roads Blocked as Earth Mounds Collapse Amid Weather Conditions
Sri Lanka Police reported multiple road blockages caused by earth mounds collapsing and trees falling due to ongoing heavy showers. The Deniyaya – Ratnapura road was obstructed near Anilkanda, at the 86th kilometer post, on Thursday night, halting vehicular movement. Authorities advise using alternative routes as a solution.
Similarly, the collapse of an earth mound in Diyagala, Ginigathhena, disrupted traffic along the Hatton – Colombo A7 main road. Another incident on the Bibila – Lunugala road, specifically at the 32nd mile post, resulted in further road closures.
Additionally, flooding in the Akurana town area along the Kandy-Jaffna main road occurred on Thursday night, although the water levels have since receded, according to police updates.
The Department of Meteorology anticipates continued showers or thundershowers in various regions across the island after 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Heavy showers, potentially exceeding 75mm, are expected in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, and Uva provinces, including the Galle and Kurunegala districts. Furthermore, the Eastern province is forecasted to experience intermittent showers during the morning. Residents are advised to remain cautious and stay updated with weather reports amidst these conditions.