Massive jams in Penang as rain continues

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016

Traffic jam at Tun Lim Chong Eu Expressway.

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of motorists were caught in traffic snarls as rain continued to pelt Penang on Tuesday morning.

As at 9am, massive jams were spotted in Jalan Datuk Ismail Hashim, Jalan Mahsuri and Jalan Tun Dr Awang in Bayan Lepas.

Other major roads affected were Jalan Paya Terubong, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, and Jalan Masjid Negeri in Air Itam.

Over in town, Burma Road was also among the many roads jammed.

Waze reported that Scotland Road near Ramakrishna Ashrama was also flooded.

The traffic jam in Penang.

Penang JPAM operations officer Second Lieutenant Muhammad Aizat Abdul Ghani said in a statement at 6.15am, Tuesday that two evacuation centres had been opened – in Teluk Bahang and Teluk Kumbar – following flash floods in the island on Monday.

“The areas affected by floods were Kampung Paya, Kampung Sulup and Kampung Nelayan in Teluk Kumbar.

“Eleven victims have been evacuated to the Siber Ilmu community library in Teluk Bahang, while 19 victims were evacuated to the Dewan Gerakan Masyarakat in Teluk Kumbar,” he said.

“There were no fatalities reported,” he added.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department has forecasted continuous rain until Wednesday morning.

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