Traffic heavy in parts of Metro Manila after downpour—MMDA

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07:22 PM March 22nd, 2013

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March 22nd, 2013 07:22 PM

After the sudden downpour, Bystanders install a makeshift wooden bridge for commuters in which they will ask money to those will cross on to avoid the flood in CM Recto Ave in Manila. INQUIRER PHOTO/EDWIN BELLOSILLO

MANILA, Philippines – Traffic remains tight in several areas in Metro Manila even as flood waters caused by the downpour Friday afternoon have subsided, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

Jerry Rosal of MMDA’s Metrobase said traffic was heavy along the northbound lane of EDSA from Ayala to Ortigas, as well as on the opposite lane along Kamuning flyover to Ortigas.

MMDA said Quezon Avenue/Biak na Bato, Espana-Blumentritt and E. Rodriguez-Araneta were hit by flashfloods, causing the flow of traffic in these areas to slow down, even rendering a portion of Biak na Bato impassable to light vehicles.

The waters have since receded.

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