The rising waters of the Arda River flooded the bridge near the village of Kitnitsa and several settlements were cut off from the world A partial state of emergency has been declared by the municipality of Ardino due to the continued heavy rain in the area. The rising waters of the Arda River flooded the bridge near the village of Kitnitsa and several settlements were cut off from the world. This is reported by BNR. The bridge connects eight villages in the municipal center and is the only road link for local people. When the Arda River rises, the water overflows the facility and crossing it is dangerous. People do not know when the situation will return to normal. It is clear that for now they remain without a transport connection: “The courses to all the villages – from Brezen, Borovitsa, Golobrad, Kitnitsa, Sukhovo, Rusalsko, Lyubino, are not performed, because the contractor stayed on the other side of the bridge. He still lives there and is from Rusalsko,” says the mayor of the village of Kitnitsa, Sally Myumyun. This morning he has placed stones in front of the dangerous bridge to restrict traffic. This is not the first flooding of the bridge. Years ago, a person died in a similar situation, remembers Sally Mümün: “There is a commemorative plaque near the river, where the bridge is. We sacrificed, so it’s a serious problem, Alas, it’s nature. Everything happens, he added.