Down­pour causes mas­sive jams

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: A peak hour down­pour yes­ter­day evening saw mo­torists caught in a grid­lock at Km21.4 of the Da­mansara– Pu­chong Ex­press­way near the IOI Mall, Pu­chong Jaya.

The mas­sive jam was trig­gered by flash floods which caught road users off guard and left some sec­tions of the stretch tem­po­rar­ily blocked by flood wa­ters.

A Pu­chong Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment spokesman said the flood wa­ters rose up to 0.6m be­tween 4pm and 5pm due to the down­pour.

He said the flood lasted about an hour and re­ceded at 5pm when the rain stopped.

Mean­while, Ber­nama re­ported that the down­pour also caused sev­eral main roads in Bangsar to be in­un­dated.

In PUTRAJAYA, clogged drains and the over­flow­ing Sun­gai Anak Ga­jah caused flash floods in res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial ar­eas in Precinct 11, said Putrajaya Cor­po­ra­tion pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Hasim Is­mail.

Some of the cars that were sub­merged in Pu­chong yes­ter­day.

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