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Thursday October 10, 2013 MYT 6:33:00 PM
Thursday October 10, 2013 MYT 7:32:18 PM
by rashvinjeet s. bedi
The car park at Mid Valley megamall was flooded after the downpour
PETALING JAYA: An hour-long thunderstorm that began at 4pm caused flash floods that snarled after-office hour traffic in the Klang Valley Thursday.
The road near Padang Merbok from the National Monument towards Bank Negara was made impassable due to the flood.
Flash floods were also reported in Jalan Cheras in front of Leisure Mall from KL to Kajang, Taman Wahyu and at the Sungei Besi roundabout to TUDM.
On the NKVE, an accident at KM20 from Bukit Lanjan to Kota Damansara on the emergency lane brought traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl.
In cyberspace, Chee Yih Yang tweeted that the MRT construction site opposite Phileo Damansara in Section 16, Petaling Jaya has been causing a mud deluge and mini flood, particularly for those Kuala Lumpur bound.
He also said that a tree hovering over the left-most lane on the LDP just before KDU near Damansara Jaya was causing a bottleneck for those going towards Kepong.
According to an LLM tweet at 6.05pm, traffic on the LDP was generally on a crawl in both directions.
In another tweet at 6.15pm, LLM said that all the Besraya, NPE and SILK highways have opened after incidences of flash floods earlier. Traffic is still at a crawl though.
It also tweeted at 6.33pm that traffic on the Elite Highway from Shah Alam/NKVE to USJ and from Putrajaya to USJ was moving slowly.
PLUS traffic meanwhile tweeted that traffic is moving slowly from the Subang toll heading towards Glomac and from Putrajaya to Putra Heights.
PLUS also said that traffic was crawling from Jalan Duta to Bukit Lanjan and from Subang to Bukit Lanjan.
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