Thursday, January 11, 2018

Snow Causes Road Closures

Strong snowfall and the difficult weather conditions that Morocco has been experiencing has caused the closure of several roads, including in Ifrane, Midelt, Al Hoceima, Taza, Azilal and Al Haouz. Ministry teams are hard at work to restore traffic. According to the latest road safety bulletin of the Ministry of Equipment and Transport, 26 roads are still cut - 3 national roads, 8 regional roads and 15 provincial roads

In its bulletin, the Ministry reports problems on the RN 2 road linking Bab Berred and Issagen (Chefchaouen-Al Hoceima province), the RN 8 road linking Taounate-Issagen-Targuisrt (Al-Hoceima province), the RN 13 road linking Timehdit and Midelt (Midelt province) ), the RR 707 road linking Ifrane and Boulemane, the RR 706 road connecting Rich-Outerbate-Bouzou (Midelt province), the RR317 road linking Imilchil-Aghbala (Midelt province).

Other roads cut off because of the snowfall,  include the RR504 connecting Ribat El Kheir and Bouiblane (province of Taza-Sefrou), the RR 507 road connecting Maghraoua and Bouiblane (province of Taza), the RR 302 road connecting Tizi N'Tirghist and Zaouit Ahansal (Azilal province), the RR 307 road linking Imin Ifri and Ait Tamlil Tizi N'sadghat (Azilal province), the RP 7215 road connecting Azrou and Ain Leuh ( Ifrane province), the RP 7231 road connecting Habri and Michlifen-Ifrane province, the road RP 7216 connecting the RN 13 and Bekrit (Ifrane province), the RP 2028 road linking Tahanaout and Oukaimden (Al province) Haouz), the road RP 3107 relined Azilal-Aitmhamed-Tabante (province of Azilal), the road RP 7319 connecting Itze-Anefgou-imilchil (province of Midelt). It should also be noted that 5 roads have been cut in the province of Boulemane.

In its newsletter, the ministry reported that 40 roads have been re-established (7 national roads, 9 regional roads and 24 provincial roads). Morocco is facing a cold snap as heavy snowfall hit the High Atlas and the Middle Atlas, from 900 meters above sea level, with temperatures reaching -5 ° C.


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