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Heavy rain in Bangkok on Friday evening paralysed traffic in many parts of the city, reports said.

 

The rainfall that drenched the capital from 4pm left commuters and motorists stranded in traffic jams for hours as several major roads were waterlogged, among them Vibhavadi, Phahon Yothin, Sutthisan Winitchai, Ratchadaphisek, Ramkhamhaeng, Ngam Wong Wan and Charan Sanitwong.

 

The water on most of the roads was between 20 and 30 centimetres deep, spilling over onto pedestrian footpaths.

 

Sanya Cheenimit, director of the drainage and sewerage department of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), inspected drainage in affected areas and concluded that a total of 16 locations and roads in the capital had been clogged with water due to several hours of heavy rains.

 

Thawi Watthana district recorded with highest volume of rain at 142 millimetres, followed by Din Daeng (95mm) and Bang Phlat (85mm), he said.

 

Mr Sanya said earlier that City Hall expected to drain all of the water from the streets by about 8pm if the rain stopped.

 

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I was driving on the other side of the city and the west side of the river, on the Outer Ring Road. We have a strong rain but not so much flooding, maybe some puddles along the side of the road, no where 20 ~ 30cm of water. :dunno:

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Heavy rain in Bangkok on Friday evening paralysed traffic in many parts of the city, reports said.

 

The rainfall that drenched the capital from 4pm left commuters and motorists stranded in traffic jams for hours as several major roads were waterlogged, among them Vibhavadi, Phahon Yothin, Sutthisan Winitchai, Ratchadaphisek, Ramkhamhaeng, Ngam Wong Wan and Charan Sanitwong.

 

The water on most of the roads was between 20 and 30 centimetres deep, spilling over onto pedestrian footpaths.

 

Sanya Cheenimit, director of the drainage and sewerage department of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), inspected drainage in affected areas and concluded that a total of 16 locations and roads in the capital had been clogged with water due to several hours of heavy rains.

 

Thawi Watthana district recorded with highest volume of rain at 142 millimetres, followed by Din Daeng (95mm) and Bang Phlat (85mm), he said.

 

Mr Sanya said earlier that City Hall expected to drain all of the water from the streets by about 8pm if the rain stopped.

 

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We arrived went to one of our local Restaurants on the river had to enter and leave stepping on milk crates...

 

 

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