Kids battle floods that to get to school in Sidon Wednesday morning. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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More flooding and road closures across the country are expected this week, with rain forecast to continue until Friday, according to the Beirut Airport Meteorology Department.Heavy rainfall Tuesday night submerged roads across the country Wednesday, stranding commuters. The Director General of the Public Works Ministry Adib Dahrouj denied responsibility for street flooding that frequently occurs after heavy rains.Torrential rain also caused flooding of streets and businesses in the southern city of Sidon, particularly along the Serail roundabout and the city's main roads of Sitt Nafiseh and Habseh, as well as the Taamir neighborhood of Ain al-Hilweh.The Nahr al-Kalb River, just north of Beirut, overflowed Tuesday evening, and several older cars broke down as they attempted to drive through a flooded road near the river's banks.
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