Rabat- Flooding from heavy rain stopped Casablanca trams Tuesday afternoon and evening, prompting Moroccans to complain on social media.
Rabat-Flooding from heavy rain stopped Casablanca trams Tuesday afternoon and evening, prompting Moroccans to complain on social media.
The Casablanca tramway was stopped from Tuesday afternoon into the night, according to a statement on Casa Tramway’s official Facebook page.
The floods impeded the flow of traffic in the center of the city. Moroccans took to social media to share videos of flooded streets and complaining about the overflowing streets.
Lately, Casablanca inhabitants have also been denouncing the city’s pollution and “bad odor,” which they say is spreading to its outskirts and destroying the environment.
RATP Dev, the company in charge of urban transport in Casablanca, stated that road workers are currently “mobilized” to clear up floodwaters in the area to ensure safe transportation.
The Casablanca-Settat region and many regions across the country are experiencing a cold snap and rainfalls early in the season.
Since Sunday, October 28, temperatures dropped drastically in Morocco, leading to the first snowfall of 30 centimeters in the Atlas Mountain cities of Ifrane and Midelt and the villages of Imouzzer, El Hajeb, and Boulemane.
Severe floods hit several regions of Morocco in late September in Rhamna and Al Haouz, Sidi Ifni, Meknes, and Guelmim, causing up to five deaths.
The floods also caused extensive property damage and agricultural casualties, from flooding houses to drowning livestock and blocked roads.