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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | MYT 6:41 PM

Evening downpour brings flash floods, traffic jams to KL and PJ

PETALING JAYA: A heavy downpour Tuesday evening has caused flash floods and heavy traffic in several areas in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

According to Star Media Radio Traffic, flash floods have been reported at Jalan Parlimen at 5.44pm and Jalan Raja Chulan at 5.27pm.

Several cars have reportedly stalled along Jalan Raja Chulan, near Menara Kuala Lumpur, due to the floods.

Star Media Radio Traffic, on its Twitter page @mytraffic, warned road users to expect delays in both directions along the two main roads.

"Raining in KL and PJ area, traffic is building up along most main roads heading out of the city," tweeted @mytraffic.

The Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP) is backed up from Ikea Damansara towards Taman Tun and the Penchala toll.

Those on the Kerinchi Link can expect delays from Damansara towards Kuala Lumpur via the Federal Highway.

The New Pantai Expressway (NPE) is slow-moving from Bangsar to Pantai Dalam and Taman Maju Jaya to Sunway.

Slow traffic has also been reported at the old Subang airport road from Citta Mall and the Federal Highway heading towards Glenmarie.

The North–South Expressway Central Link (Elite) is backed up from Putrajaya and Shah Alam heading towards Subang Jaya.

The Sprint Highway is jammed from Bukit Kiara heading towards Sri Hartamas and Kayu Ara.

Slow traffic on the Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway (Duke) has been reported from Ayer Panas towards Taman Hillview and Sentul Pasar.

The Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) is said to be slow from Gombak to Ampang and Pandan Indah to Ukay Heights.

The Kajang Silk highway is also reported to be backed up from Sungai Ramal and Putrajaya towards Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

The Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas) is backed up from Awan Besar to the Sunway toll.

Meanwhile, PLUS Highway is experiencing a 5km crawl from Bukit Lanjan north-bound towards Sungai Buloh due to roadworks at Km453 on the left and middle lane.

Tags / Keywords: Flash floods , Kuala Lumpur , Petaling Jaya

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