THE land route from Brunei Darussalam and Limbang has been cut off as Jalan Batu Danau is currently submerged in flood water.
The flood water has risen rapidly following continuous downpours in the past few days.
A number of vehicles were submerged in the flood water, while many were forced to turn back because of the dangerous level of flood water.
Meanwhile, thousands of road users using the Pan Borneo Highway road linking Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak were cut off after it was hit by floods reaching up to four feet near Kampung Batu Danau, Borneo Post reported.
The water level was reported to be between three and four feet high and was expected to rise further due to the king tide.
Limbang Disaster and Relief Operation centre chairman, deputy resident for Limbang, Selamat Jati, said the road was not accessible since 1pm Monday.
He added that the area was inundated as the Batu Danau bridge over Limbang river was overflowing due to heavy rainfall in the upper area of Medamit.
Limbang Resident office, Fire and Rescue Department, Police, Department of Drainage and Irrigation, Agriculture, Sarawak Rivers Board, Land and Survey and Limbang District Office were involved in the disaster operation.
“We are hoping the water level in the flooded areas including kampongs, longhouses and schools will subside,” Selamat said.
Batu Danau State Assemblyman Paulus Palu Ngumbang, who is overseeing the flood situation in Ukong, disclosed that the water level in the Medamit areas had gone down to three feet.
“If it rains in Ulu Limbang, water will flow downriver crossing Medamit, Batu Danau and surrounding Limbang river banks and the water level will increase following king tide,” Paulus said.
He called on villagers to move to higher grounds or evacuation centres.
Councillor Kungee Sandhu, from Batu Danau, said a four-wheel drive from Brunei trying to cross the flooded road was carried away by strong currents, but there were no casualties.
He advised road users not to cross the flooded stretch of the road as it could prove fatal.
“This flood is the worst so far, the last one was a decade ago,” a motorist said.
Another motorist said she was scared as the road was like a river, with water coming fast from Limbang river.
She said she panicked seeing vehicles lining up to cross the flooded road while the water level was rising.