Bukit Mertajam downpour ends with trees falling on houses, cars


The aftermath of the storm in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

The aftermath of the storm in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A downpour here on Thursday (April 4) ended with trees falling on houses and cars.

The storm started at around 4.20pm Thursday and many roof tiles and zinc sheets were blown away.

Fallen trees were reported at some major roads such as Jalan Kampung Baru, Persiaran Muhibbah, Jalan Jernih, Persiaran Indah, Jalan Impian Ria and Lorong Masjid.

Major traffic jams were also spotted at main roads in Bukit Mertajam, including Jalan Aston, Jalan Kulim and Jalan Song Ban Kheng.

Meanwhile, a big tree was reported to have fallen on a building and a car at Jalan Kulim.

No casualties were reported.