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Floods Force Closure 57 Stretches Of Road In Pahang

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KUANTAN – Fifty-seven stretches of road in eight districts of Pahang have been closed to all vehicles because of floods or landslide, according to the Pahang Public Works Department.

Its principal assistant director, Mansor Ibrahim, said stretches on these roads were flooded to a depth of between 0.3 metres and 4.50 metres.

One of the roads, Jalan Batu Balik-Pekan, was closed due to a landslide, he told BERNAMA, Wednesday.

Jerantut district had the most number of road closures at 25, he said, adding that 10 stretches of road were closed in Lipis, eight in Temerloh, five in Maran, three each in Kuantan and Pekan, two in Rompin and one in Cameron Highlands.

Landslides had occurred on five major roads but only Jalan Batu Balik-Pekan had been closed, he said.

The Kuantan office of the Drainage and Irrigation Department, on its Facebook account, warned that the levels of rivers in the district could rise as the water in the swollen rivers flowed downstream.

This factor had already caused a rise in the levels of the Sungai Kuantan, Sungai Pandan and Sungai Belat to the danger point, the department said. – Bernama

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