Authorities Exert Efforts to Restore Normalcy in Al Awabi, A’Rustaq After Wet Weather in Oman

Muscat: Authorities are acting full swing in the wilayats of Al Awabi and A’Rustaq in South Al Batinah Governorate in the aftermath of heavy rains leading to the overflowing of wadis and the disruption of traffic.

The activities included the opening of the main roads after damages at Falaj Bani Khazeer flyover and Tahab flyover. Temporarily, diversions were made to ease traffic jams.

Work is under way to restore power, water and telephone networks.

Dr. Ali Amir Al Shidhani, Communications and Information Technology Undersecretary, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology is working hard to restore normalcy after heavy rains drenched the wilayats of Al Awabi and A’Rustaq.

Meanwhile, the Ministry’s Director of Projects, said that some roads temporarily blocked in the two wilayats in the aftermath of heavy rains are being opened.The Wali of Al Awabi, Shaikh Said Mohammed Al Harsoosi, said that damages of varying degrees were reported in villages of Wadi Bani Kharoos, but no deaths were registered.

The floods also swept away a number of vehicles and disrupted power, water and telephone services, said Al Harsoosi, who affirmed that the authorities concerned are working at a rapid pace to restore basic services.

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