Bridgestone As the storm continues, roads turn to lakes, trees fall, walls collapse
As the storm continues, roads turn to lakes, trees fall, walls collapse
2013-01-10
As the storm continues, roads turn to lakes, trees fall, walls collapse

The storm which struck Lebanon as early as Saturday remains on a rage throughout the country and resulted so far in a number of damages, causing the closure of several roads, the collapse of a number of support walls and billboards due to the rising water levels and floods.

The storm which struck Lebanon as early as Saturday remains on a rage throughout the country and resulted so far in a number of damages, causing the closure of several roads, the collapse of a number of support walls and billboards due to the rising water levels and floods.

The Internal Security Forces blocked the Dbayeh-Dora seaside road and diverted traffic to the main highway after vehicles barely made it through the deep surface water in the area of Karantina Bridge.

This as the road linking Nahr al-Kaleb to Zikrit was closed; while the high water levels on Choueifat – Aramoun road brought the traffic to a complete stop. On the other hand, the storm caused the collapse of a support wall near the Champville School, and a wall in the area of Hazmieh, damaging a number of cars.

Roads were also blocked in Sidon, Khaldeh, Damour, Salim Slem tunnel, while billboards and trees fell in a number of areas, causing damage to cars parked on the sides of the roads. On Chtoura road, an Internal Security Forces checkpoint prevented the vehicles not equipped with chains from crossing to Daher al-Baydar.

In Baabda a dirt hill collapsed leading to the closure of the road on one side. Civil defense teams are now working on reopening it. Meanwhile, the Qarantina area is witnessing a suffocating traffic jam due to the severe road floods. In Tyre, the port has been closed with ongoing efforts to lift fishing boats from the water.
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