By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli, 27 April 2013:
Heavy rains at Al-Shuwairif, 340 kilometres south of Tripoli, have washed away the road linking the . . .[restrict]capital and Sebha. It was destroyed some 40 kilometres north of the town which sits at the juncture of the Tripoli, Misrata and Sebha routes.
Local officials have called for urgent help from the government and Congress to get the road reopened.
The road from al-Shwwairif to Misrata is thought to be undamaged. Otherwise traffic from the south will have to pass through Houn and Waddan.
The rains follow torrential downpours south and west of Sebha. [/restrict]