Wide load causes traffic in Nyahururu
19 December 2012, 11:32
Public transport in Nyahururu was brought to a standstill on Tuesday following a fleet of heavy lorries that blocked the roads.
The four lorries were carrying breweries materials from Mombasa to Uganda, and have been on transit for several months.
They were moving at a speed of about 10 KM/Hr due to the bulk of the load, and could not pass under any flyover because of their height.
Power lines had to be raised using an improvised non-conducting (wooden) holder for the each of the lorries to pass.
“From Mombasa, we had to go via Machakos, Matuu, Thika, Nyeri, Nyahururu, and onwards to Nakuru to avoid any fly over on the way,” explained one of the drivers.
They were escorted by a convoy of over five vehicles, among them a GK and several APs.
According to area residents, similar lorries passed through the area two months ago and previously.
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