Motorists driving along the Coast Road on Wednesday morning had to once again maneuver carefully to avoid rainwater flooding at the busy junction with Triq is-Salina, the road to T'Alla w'Ommu hill. The Coast Road was flooded after just a few minutes of rain. Vehicles could be seen slowing down as they approached the roundabout close to the Salina salt pans in an attempt to avoid the water. Since major works were carried out to widen the Coast Road in 2015, flooding has been a regular occurrence whenever it rains, with the government's roads agency repeatedly blaming faulty stormwater systems and blocked drains because of debris carried by storms. Video: Chris Sant Fournier And Wednesday's flooding was no different, with a spokesperson for Infrastructure Malta seemingly justifying the issue by saying: "The area in question is synonymous with flooding when flash rains occur." As in previous years, the agency also blamed the flooding on "a build-up of debris". "Preliminary indications point towards a build-up of debris in the stormwater system that decreased the flow of water. "The stormwater system in the area is scheduled to undergo annual maintenance towards the end of...
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