A week of heavy rains in Karamoja has left rivers severely flooded and made many roads impassable.
Many motorists have been forced to take longer, round about routes. Traffic is also building up on many bridges across the sub-region.
There are people trapped by the floods because roads have cut off their homes. The most affected roads are Moroto – Mbale via Nakapiripirit and Moroto-Kotido roads in South Karamoja.
Recently, the meteorological department in its forecast warned that the rains in the Eastern part of Uganda would not be destructive but normal. However, the region is receiving heavier rains than anticipated.