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Monday February 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:05 PM
by vincent tan
PETALING JAYA: Two southbound sections of the LDP (Damansara-Puchong Highway) were hit by flash floods for about 30 minutes on Monday due to heavy rains and backflow from the Klang River.
According to operating concessionaire Litrak's head of communications Shah Rizal Bin Mohamed Fawzi, Km 21.36 and 23.50 on the southbound-side of the LDP was flooded around 5.22pm.
The flash flood, which was caused by backflow from monsoon drains feeding into the Klang river, reached 0.8m in height at parts of Km 21.36 and caused a number of cars to stall.
In addition, the basement floors of IOI Mall Puchong opposite the affected highway section were flooded as well.
The interior of the mall was hit as well, causing several businesses at the entrance to close down temporarily while cleaning operations were effected.
Shah Rizal explained that the two affected sections were flood-prone areas and in response to the floods, Litrak had termporarily opened the U-turn at Km 19.9 to divert traffic to the Kesas highway.
“As soon as the downpour began, we deployed our Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) to monitor the affected areas and help out with any emergency events,” said Shah Rizal.
He added that the Video Messaging System (VMS) at the Kelana Jaya LRT station had also set to broadcast the flash floods alert to southbound road users.
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