National Road 4 flooded/closed

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National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am

This was posted in another thread, but I thought it would be good to have a thread of its own, so people could update or check in. I need to drive down that way myself in a few days, so will be good to know if I need to divert to Rd 3 or not.


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National Road 4 Closed to Traffic

On the morning of July 17, 2018, heavy rains caused flooding over National Road No. 4 between 106 and 107 km, and now the water level is 1 meter over the road at the O'Koki Bridge, Kompong Speu - Sihanoukville border, near Pich Nil.

All traffic is stopped and will not be able to travel until the floods recede.

nokorthom.com/2018/07/ផ្លូវជាតិលេខ៤-បិទផ្អាកធ/


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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby STEVITO » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:09 pm

We (my travel agency) had some guests leave Phnom Penh at 8am this morning. They got to the flooded area near Pich Nil and then diverted via Road 317 to 41 and then on to NH3. They didn't arrive at Otres until 6pm :(.
On the way back tonight the driver plans to take NH3 back to Phnom Penh. It's not going to be quick.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby pedros » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:28 pm

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And funny how it's a boat, not a car this time...Image

Probably best to avoid unnecessary journeys for a few days.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 pm

Kampot’s having some serious issues as well:


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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby YaTingPom » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:29 pm

Have the Chinese been blamed yet?
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:31 pm

YaTingPom wrote:Have the Chinese been blamed yet?


Not until one of their dams burst.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby pedros » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:13 am

Road 4 still closed after Pich Nil, no plans to reopen as yet.

Flood warnings in Kampot, Koh Kong and provinces along the Mekong. More rain expected in coastal provinces until 24th, moderate to light rain across the rest of Cambodia.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:39 am

pedros wrote:And funny how it's a boat, not a car this time.


Nice one, took me a second look to catch that.

pedros wrote:Road 4 still closed after Pich Nil, no plans to reopen as yet.

Flood warnings in Kampot, Koh Kong and provinces along the Mekong. More rain expected in coastal provinces until 24th, moderate to light rain across the rest of Cambodia.


My trip to Koh Rong this weekend will be interesting...
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:59 am

Hundreds evacuated as floods hammer parts of Preah Sihanouk

Lots of people rescued/evacuated, and lots of stranded motorists. And, the most Cambodian quote ever:

“If I had known there was flooding, I probably would not have come this way,” he said. “Now I will have to eat lunch here.”
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby pedros » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 pm

I almost saw some sunshine this morning, but it couldn't quite break through. Current status: pissing it down.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby pedros » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:13 pm

Aint nobody gitting in or out of Shitsville now.

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It might turn into some weird Chinese lord of the flies scenario down there soon.

Oh and it's gone from pissing it down 3 hours ago to really, really pissing it down for the past 2.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby YaTingPom » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:18 pm

There is another way out you know. Stop being a drama queen!

Someone asked me if it’s only 1 or 2 meters deep why can’t the trucks and busses be allowed through.
Because, the water damaged the road and as it’s impossible to see how deep or damaged a puddle is never mind a flooded road the police don’t want to rescuing a load of frightened millennials, although it’ll be great for their FB feed. “We like totally nearly died like. OMG. #nearlydied #brownpeoplesavedus”.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:26 pm

YaTingPom wrote:There is another way out you know. Stop being a drama queen!

Someone asked me if it’s only 1 or 2 meters deep why can’t the trucks and busses be allowed through.
Because, the water damaged the road and as it’s impossible to see how deep or damaged a puddle is never mind a flooded road the police don’t want to rescuing a load of frightened millennials, although it’ll be great for their FB feed. “We like totally nearly died like. OMG. #nearlydied #brownpeoplesavedus”.


You can also tell them that engines don't function well when air intakes take in water, that bridges could be damaged, and that 6 inches of fast moving water is enough to move a car.
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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby Miguelito » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:35 am

The road is certainly still closed, with a large amount of rain still to come.

Meanwhile, water levels did not fully recede on National Road 4 yesterday after provincial authorities evacuated hundreds of motorists stuck during heavy rain.

National Road 4 was submerged in water ranging from one to ten metres, causing parts of the road to be temporarily closed.


Flash floods lead to evacuations

Pedros, here's your governor in Kompong Speu. How's your homestead?

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Re: National Road 4 flooded/closed

Postby pedros » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:00 am

It's all good. The farmyard looks like the 3rd Battle of the Somme, a bit sticky/slippy going out to feed the beasts, but house is on higher ground with a few hectares of low lying rice paddies between us and the river.
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