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Massive traffic jams after rain lashes city


COMMUTERS were stuck in massive traffic jams across Bangkok after heavy rain this evening (August 26) amid complaints that nothing is moving, Matichon newspaper and Sanook.com said.

At 6.45 p.m. FM91 Traffic Pro confirmed that traffic was not moving at all on Petchaburi and Chidlom roads and in the Pratunam area.

There were also heavy jams on Phayathai road from Victory Monument to Phayathai intersection, Rama 1 road from Ratchaprasong to Pathumwan intersection with traffic congestion stretching to Ploenchit road, Nana, Asoke and Sukhumvit road.

The tailback of the traffic snarl-up on the expressway heading to Rama 9 road reached Vibhavadi Rangsit road. At the same time the tailback of vehicles inbound from Lak Si to Bang Khen intersection stretched to the Police Club. 

Massive jams also developed in the South Sathorn area, Taksin bridge and Krungthonburi road, in front of Phyathai Hospital 1, Sri Ayutthaya road and parts of Kanchanapisek ring road.


Traffic misery in Bangkok this evening. Top photo: Sanook.com, other photos: FM91 Traffic Pro and published by Matichon

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