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Traffic jam forces hundreds to sleep in the open

19 November 2012, 11:40 Wesley Gachugu

Hundreds of passengers were forced to sleep in the open following a major traffic snarl-up along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway that lasted for over ten hours.

The jam at Gilgil Weighbridge stretched for 15kms on both sides of the road, completely paralyzing the flow of traffic.

Tens of passengers traveling to different parts of the country were stranded on the scene for hours as efforts to clear the jam failed.

And as the confusion was going on, a trailer rolled backwards ramming into three vehicles including a bus ferrying school children injuring scores of them.

Trouble started after a weighing machine at the Gilgil Weighbridge broke down forcing trailers to overlap and block the section.

A witness James Kimani told how it took him eight hours to drive from Naivasha to Nakuru due to the jam.

He told how the truck drivers blocked the road with each trying to out-maneuver each other, an issue that ended up creating more confusion.

Kimani said that it was impossible to pass the section of the road adding that the situation was made worse by the few traffic officers at the scene.

“The traffic officers present were few and overwhelmed and it took us over eight hours to drive from Naivasha to Nakuru,” he said.

It was during the jam that one of the trailers that had been parked on a hilly section of the road rolled backwards ramming into three vehicles.

According to Naivasha OCPD Charles Kortok, the trailer hit two personal vehicles and a bus that was carrying school children from Uganda.

The police boss added that at least ten people received minor injuries and were treated and discharged.

He blamed the major traffic snarl-up on the failure by the truck drivers to respect each other and give way.

“The trailers drivers did not want to give way and the situation saw a three lane created making the situation even worse,” he said.

The jam was later cleared ten hours after it started as the smooth flow of traffic resumed.

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