Parts of Manila impassable to light vehicles


09:06 AM August 19th, 2013

By: Jamie Elona, August 19th, 2013 09:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Intermittent rains rendered portions of Manila City impassable to light vehicles Monday morning, but traffic in most parts of Metro Manila remained normal, traffic officers said.

Senior Police Officer 1 John Falonzon of Manila Police District-Traffic Division said Espana was not passable to light vehicles as well as Quirino Taft Avenue until Vito Cruz.

Rizal Avenue-Tayuman, Doroteo Jose corner Rizal Avenue, and both directions fronting the Manila City Hall along Burgos, Falonzon said, were not also passable

“Plaza Sta. Cruz going to Palanca, on the other hand, has knee-deep flood waters,” he said.

Meanwhile, Vinzon Villarda of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority-Metrobase said light to moderate traffic was being experienced at the southbound lane from Monumento to Boni Avenue.

In Ortigas, traffic build-up was also being experienced along the eastbound lane of Santolan from San Juan to Pasig.

“Traffic is smooth on all other portions of EDSA and Ortigas,” Villarda said, adding that situation in C5, Commonwealth and Quezon Avenue were likewise normal.

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