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Downpour causes flooding, traffic congestion in City

Update: October, 04/2016 - 09:00
Several main streets in HCM City were flooded yesterday afternoon after rain fell for several hours as forecasted. — Photo dangcongsan.vn

HCM CITY — Several main streets in HCM City were flooded yesterday afternoon after rain fell for several hours as forecasted.

The rain, which began at 2am on Monday, caused serious traffic congestion at several main streets in the city centre and entrances to the city’s downtown area, from Hàng Xanh to Điện Biên Phủ Roundabout, in Bình Thạnh District.

Traffic jams affected most districts in the city’s centre. Several streets including Lương Định Của in District 2, Huỳnh Tấn Phát in District 7 and Đỗ Xuân Hợp in District 9 and others were flooded.    

Reports from Voice of Việt Nam’s traffic channel announced that streets in more than eight out of 24 districts in the city faced traffic congestion and flooding.

Trần Văn Đang and Cách Mạng Tháng Tám Streets in District 3, as well as Nguyễn Hữu Thọ in District 7 faced traffic jams. 

In Tân Bình District, Trường Chinh and Cộng Hòa streets and the area near Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport were congested.

A week ago, heavy rains caused historic flooding, the worst in 40 years, and traffic congestion in the city.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, a tropical low pressure area yesterday afternoon located in the southern part of the Paracel Archipelago caused rain in several central and southern provinces, including Long An and Cà Mau.

The forecast also said the tides on the Sài Gòn River are expected to rise to the level of 1.4 metres within a few days. 

Lê Đình Quyết, deputy head of the Southern Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting’s Forecast Department, said heavy rain was also reported in Long An’s Đức Hòa and Đức Huệ districts.

The rain also fell in outlying areas of Củ Chi, Hóc Môn and Thủ Đức districts in HCM City.

Heavy rain was reported in Thuận An and Dĩ An Towns and Thủ Dầu Một City in Bình Dương Province and Biên Hòa City. Rainfall was estimated at 30-50mm, Quyết said. — VNS

 

 

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