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13 Jan 2021 | 03:14 PM UTC

Malawi: M1 highway closed following bridge collapse in Enukweni, Mzimba District, Northern Region, Jan. 13

Malawi News Alert

M1 highway closed following bridge collapse in Enukweni, Mzimba District, Northern Region, Malawi, Jan. 13. Use alternative routes.

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/13/2021, 3:14 PM until 1/14/2021, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Lilongwe

Event

Travel disruptions are ongoing along the M1 highway in Enukweni, Mzimba District, Northern Region, Malawi, Jan. 13 after heavy rains caused a bridge to collapse Jan. 12. Heavy traffic congestion has been reported on both lanes of the highway. Traffic is being diverted along Engucwini road.

Transport disruptions are likely to persist along the highway in the coming days as repairs are undertaken. Lingering disruptions are likely when the affected part of the highway reopens.

Advice

Monitor local media for updates on road status. Confirm road status and seek alternative routes to reach destinations in the affected area; allow additional travel time. Delivery disruptions are possible; consider delaying or rerouting shipments until road access normalizes. Heed all security personnel instructions.

 

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