Overnight rain a Pattaya nightmare

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Three hours of late night rain prompted another nightmare for Pattaya commuters, as seen here on Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya.
Three hours of late night rain prompted another nightmare for Pattaya commuters, as seen here on Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya.

Three hours of late night rain prompted another nightmare for Pattaya commuters.

The 11 p.m. thunderstorm July 19 disabled traffic on Third, South and Sukhumvit roads, with water levels running 50-80 centimeters. Other spots, such as Soi Khao Talo and Soi Khao Noi, became racing rivers as water rushed down from the railway parallel road.

Soi Siam Country Club, already a disaster zone due to long-running roadwork, was rendered impassable.

It took up to three hours for roads to return to normalcy, particularly on Beach Road, which is the last stop for every drop of floodwater in Pattaya before it carves out the beach and returns to the sea.