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Late afternoon rain slows traffic in parts of Metro Manila


07:11 PM June 17th, 2013

June 17th, 2013 07:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The late afternoon rain on Monday left some areas in Metro Manila flooded, slowing traffic on Edsa in the evening rush-hour and other major roads and causing inconvenience to commuters.

According to the Metro Manila Development Authority flood alert as of 6:15 p.m., traffic along the east bound lane of Ortigas Avenue near Columbia Tower crawled due to floods.

In Biak Na Bato, Quezon Avenue, floods on the west bound lane reached knee-deep at 6:25 p.m., rendering the road impassable to light vehicles.

Heavy traffic was reported from Edsa-Roxas Boulevard to White Plains and from Edsa-Magallanes, Makati to Cubao, Quezon City.

A vehicular accident involving a van and a taxi on Edsa Guadalupe south bound added to the woes of motorists and commuters rushing home.

At 6 p.m., the MMDA reported heavy traffic from the north bound lane of C5-Market Market to Bagong Ilog.

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