By PISAI GUMAR
HEAVY downpour in Bulolo district, Morobe province, has caused a series of landslips in the area, flooding rivers and making roads impassable.
The worst threats are the landslips blocking the section of the highway between Bulolo and Wau towns, slowing the flow of goods and services.
Wau rural local level government president John Yawa said yesterday that it had been raining continually since Christmas Eve and a section of road near Pine Top Bridge was slipping away.
Mr Yawa said the landslips were reported at Pekpek Street, Blue Point, Yangalimu, Cliff Site and Peter Askai Corner.
He did not give any account of damages to villages or people.
He said that travellers were being dropped off at Mrs Booth to walk with their cargoes for 2km to next PMV stop at Maus Box to catch a ride to Wau town.Bulolo district administrator Nimsen Kibisep said yesterday that various retail stores in the mining township were running low on supplies and this, in turn, was affecting the public service and the local communities.
Mr Kibisep said that he had informed the Works Department in Lae on Tuesday and was told that he had to submit a formal notice to allow the earthmoving equipment to fix the road and remove debris.