Traffic snarls after heavy rain lashes Bangkok

MANY roads got flooded after torrential rain lashed Bangkok this afternoon (Sept. 19) leading to heavy traffic jams with the downpour being heavier on the Thonburi side of the capital while it gauged 96mm in Sathorn area, INN News said this evening.

The Bangkok Flood Prevention Centre recommended that small vehicles avoid 13 routes with its radar showing at 5 p.m. that there will be continuous downpour along the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya river but the rest of the city now getting little rain.

The Sathorn area got the heaviest downpour measuring 96 mm.

As many roads had got flooded this slowed down the traffic flow and led to heavy congestion on some of them particularly in ​​Phaya Thai, Lak Si, Chatuchak, Din Daeng, Huai Khwang, Wang Thonglang and Wattana districts.

Officials are accelerating the drainage of floodwaters and small vehicles were urged to avoid these 13 routes:

  1. Sri Ayutthaya road in front of Suan Pakkad Palace, Ratchathewi district;
  2. Chaengwattana road in front of the Administrative Court, Lak Si district;
  3. Chaeng Watthana road, around 11th Military Circle headquarters, , Lak Si district;
  4. Chaengwattana road in front of Lotus department store, Lak Si district;
  5. Sri Ayutthaya road, in front of Santirat School, Ratchathewi district;
  6. Suanplu Road, at the entrance of Soi 2 – technic intersection, Sathorn district;
  7. Nanglinchee road, around Chan road – technic intersection, Sathorn district;
  8. Sathu Pradit road,  ​​Chan – Ratchadaphisek road area, Sathorn district;
  9. Chan road, at the entrance of Soi Bamphen Kuson – Sathupradit road intersection, Sathorn district;
  10. St. Louis 3 road, at the Chan road – Kuson Thong community intersection, Sathorn district;
  11. Rama 6 Road, Sri Ayutthaya – Druphong intersection, Phayathai district;
  12. Phayathai road, in front of the Department of Livestock Development, Ratchathewi district;
  13. Surawong road, close to  Charoenkrung Road, Bang Rak district.


Roads flooded after torrential rainfall this afternoon. Photos: INN News


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