Flooding caused traffic disruption on some roads in the Red Sea governorate on Wednesday as metorologists warned that heavy rain would cause floods over the next 48 hours.
A state of emergency was declared in the governorate as local authorities and emergency services prepared for flood-related accidents. Flooding was reported in Marsa Alam, Camels Valley, Halayeb, Shalateen and Abu Ramad.
Authorities halted the flow of traffic at kilometer 20 on the Marsa Alam-Edfu Road and at kilometer 67 on the Marsa Alam-Qoseir Road, seeking to prevent any risk to life due to flood waters.
Meanwhile, floods hit several areas on the Qoseir-Qaft Desert Road, with traffic blocked after a truck overturned.
Several eyewitnesses said the flood water slowed traffic and caused damage to the roads.
In related news, the municipality of Safaga opened the Safaga-Qena Road on Thursday after traffic was halted for several hours due flooding.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm