Heavy downpour has fallen down scores of trees on major highways in Calabar, restricting the free flow of vehicular movement along the affected routes.
The rain which started around 11pm on Saturday night to the early hours of Sunday, also caused flooding in some parts of Calabar metropolis.
The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, who led a team of staff from the Ministry, including the Calabar Urban Development Authority (CUDA) staff, to evacuate the fallen trees, said that over 20 trees were pulled down by the rain.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fallen trees were planted by the state government to beautify the state capital and to also provide shelter for relaxation.
Bassey mentioned the affected areas to include Ibom Layout, Mbukpa, Goldie by Holy Child, Atimbo, IBB, Ekong Eta by Marian, State Housing among others.
He said that the ministry swung into action after he received several calls from residents in the affected areas that the trees had…
Source: Guardian Newspaper