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Published: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 14, 2013 MYT 7:05:09 AM

Flash floods havoc in KL roads

Bumper to bumper: Vehicles moving at snail’s pace along the Damansara highway near Kota Damansara after heavy rain.

Bumper to bumper: Vehicles moving at snail’s pace along the Damansara highway near Kota Damansara after heavy rain.

PETALING JAYA: Flash floods at several areas caused massive traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur and along the Federal, PLUS and SPRINT highways.

The affected roads in Kuala Lumpur included Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Sultan Ismail.

The Smart tunnel remained open in both directions.

Several accidents were also reported due to the wet condition.

On the PLUS highway, an accident along KM19.3 of the Damansara-Kota Damansara road caused a traffic snarl leading to Subang.

Traffic from Nilai towards Seremban was also moving at snail’s pace.

Meanwhile, the number of flood evacuees in Pahang dropped to 5,498 yesterday from 5,539 on Thursday night.

According to the flood operations centre at the state police contingent headquarters in Kuantan, flood victims from 1,384 families remained at 63 relief centres in six flood-affected districts.

Pekan district still had the highest number of evacuees with 3,879 at 39 relief centres, followed by Kuantan with 731 (four), Maran 724 (13), Bera 103 (four), Temerloh 48 (two) and Rompin 13 (one).

In TERENGGANU, the number of flood evacuees at 10 relief centres in three districts remained at 784 (from 190 families) yesterday.

According to the National Security Council portal, the three districts still affected by floods were Dungun with 413 evacuees, Kemaman 349 and Marang 22. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Environment, floods

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