Heavy downpours cause flooding on many Bangkok roads

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BANGKOK, 3 October 2015 – As a consequence of Tropical Storm Mujigae, Bangkok has been hammered by torrential rains, which have left many main roads inundated.

Bangkok’s Department of Drainage and Sewerage this morning reported that the rainstorm over the northern and eastern parts of the capital was slowly moving towards the inner city area. With the rainfall having continued intermittently since Friday afternoon, flooding has occurred in many areas, including Vibhavadi Rangsit Road near Don Mueang Airport, Ratchadapisek Road and Chaeng Wattana Road. The inundation has also led to heavy traffic congestion.

Meanwhile, the Traffic Police Division has urged motorists to exercise caution behind the wheel due to wet and slippery road surfaces. People are also welcome to contact the Traffic Police hotline number 1197, which is available 24 hours a day, to obtain information on traffic conditions or report accidents.

The currently wet weather in Bangkok and other areas throughout the country is a result of Tropical Storm Mujigae and is expected to linger through October 6th.

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