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Sunday, 17th January 2021

NAMIBIA ROADS AUTHORITY PRESS RELEASE

The Roads Authority (RA) hereby wishes to update the public on the status/condition of roads that were damaged during the recent good rainfall, in some parts of our country as follows:

KHARAS REGION

Main Road (MR) 27 or tourist Route C16: From Keetmanshoop to Aroab

The Stampriet and Guruchab Rivers have flooded this road and caused extensive damage to the sections near the River Bridges; hence, the road has been closed temporary to all traffic.

Main Road (MR) 26 or Warmfontein road: From Keetmanshoop to Aroab

MR 26 is being used as an alternative route from Keetmanshoop to Aroab. However, this road was damaged recently between kilometre 35 and kilometre 53. The road is still accessible and open to traffic. Road users must please exercise extra caution, drive slowly and observe the erected warning signs.

Main Road 29 (MR 29): gravel road from Keetmanshoop to Mariental via Vaalgras

MR 29 is now accessible and open to traffic, however, road users are requested to drive slowly and cautious as it is still raining in the area.

Note: Road users from Koës to Keetmanshoop should take MR 24 east of Koës and proceed to MR 29 to Keetmanshoop as an alternative route.

District Roads 609 & D 531: From Keetmanshoop to Berseba

The Fish River crosses both roads. Currently, it is not safe to access both roads. The roads are closed temporary to all traffic.

District Road DR707: From MR 35 to Betta along Namib Desert

This road has been damaged extensively from kilometer 85 to kilometer 123. However, the road is still accessible and open to traffic. Road users are requested to exercise extreme caution while driving on this road. Only 4x4 vehicles are advised to use this road at this point in time.

Main Road MR 33/C 15 & MR 41: From Stampriet to Hoachanas

The Aoub River crosses both roads and currently it is not safe to access both roads. The roads are closed temporary to all traffic.

Note: Road users between Stampriet and Hoachanas are advised to drive via Kalkrand MR 45, TR 1/4 and TR 5/1.

KHOMAS REGION (WINDHOEK DISTRICT)

Main Road (M) 52 (C28) (from end of tar to D1406) – 44km (Khomas/Hochland area)

This road has been damaged by the good rains in the area, thus is only accessible with 4x4 vehicles.

OTJOZONDJUPA REGION (OKAHANDJA DISTRICT)

District Road (D) 2108 (from D2110 to D2414) – 25.9km

The road is temporarily closed as a result of water covering large areas of the road, making the road impassible. Road users are requested to make use of alternative routes.

District Road (D) 2121 (from D2110 to D2414) – 20.9km

This road has been damaged by the good rains in the area and is extremely slippery, thus is only accessible with 4x4 vehicles.

District Road (D) 2187 (from T1/7 – B1 to D2414) – 38.6km

This road has been damaged by the good rains in the area, thus is only accessible with 4x4 vehicles.

HARDAP REGION (MALTAHÖHE DISTRICT)

District Road (D) 831 (from D824 to D826) – 16km (Namib area)

The road is temporarily closed as a result of water covering large areas of the road, making the road impassible. Road users are requested to make use of alternative routes.

OMAHEKE REGION (GOBABIS DISTRICT)

District Road (D) 3815 (from D3816 to D1004) – 20km (Aminius area)

The road is temporarily closed as a result of water covering large areas of the road, making the road impassible. Road users are requested to make use of alternative routes.