Surabaya, E Java (ANTARA) - Following the receding of floodwaters submerging the Caruban-Madiun toll road section, spanning from KM 603+600 to KM 604+000, its operator has allowed entry to vehicles from Jakarta since early Friday.

"Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the floodwaters have receded, so we have reopened the toll road section since early Friday at 2:30 a.m. local time," Area Manager of PT Jasa Marga Ngawi-Kertosono (JNK) Sabilillah told Antara here on Friday.

He advised vehicle drivers passing by the Caruban-Malang toll road section, inundated by floodwaters for around 24 hours after the Jeroan River in Glonggong Village, East Java Province, overflowed its banks, to maintain a speed of 40 kilometers per hour.

The drivers should remain careful by maintaining a speed limit of 40 kilometers per hour, as the toll road`s surrounding area was still inundated by ankle-deep floodwaters, Sabilillah noted.

During the temporary closure of the toll road section, the operator applied a contraflow system and diverted the direction of traffic to ensure no disruption in vehicular flow to and from the East Java city of Malang.

As revealed on the operator`s website, in order to ensure the drivers` safety, the operator will continue to monitor the height of floodwaters still inundating certain areas near the toll road and keep sandbags and water pumps on standby to curb future flooding.

Reporting by A Malik Ibrahim, Rahmad Nasution

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