Motorists advised to use alternative routes after closer of  Nakuru-Nairobi highway closed following  oil tanker spills fuel

Motorists advised to use alternative routes after closer of Nakuru-Nairobi highway closed following oil tanker spills fuel

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL,2022-The Nakuru-Nairobi highway was on Friday evening closed after an oil tanker spilled fuel on the road following an accident.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) said that the accident occurred at Kikopey after the tanker lost control and overturned, spilling the oil on the road.

A fuel tanker lies on its side after losing control and spilling fuel on the road at Kikopey on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway making the road impassable on April 29, 2022.
Image: KeNHA/TWITTER

The spilled oil made the road surface slippery and unsafe for use by motorists.

“This has caused a traffic snarl up along the Gilgil-Nakuru road section,” KeNHA said in a tweet.

To avoid the snarl up at Kikopey, the authority advised motorists to use alternative routes.

Alternative routes

Alternative routes following the fuel spillage at Kikopey on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.

Alternative routes following the fuel spillage at Kikopey on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.
Image: KeNHA/TWITTER
Motorists are advised that a tanker ferrying oil lost control and overturned at Kikopey, spilling the oil on the Carriageway making the road surface slippery.

Motorists are advised that a tanker ferrying oil lost control and overturned at Kikopey, spilling the oil on the Carriageway making the road surface slippery.
Image: KeNHA/TWITTER

KeNHA said efforts were underway to clear the road.

“Efforts to clean the road surface with the help of the County Government of Nakuru and the Performance Based Contractor are underway,” the authority said.

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