Heavy rains, C5 accident cause heavy traffic
MANILA, Philippines–Heavy rains and an eight-vehicle pileup on C5-Kalayaan in Makati City snarled traffic in most parts of Metro Manila, forcing most motorists and commuters to come in late for either work or school on a Monday morning.
Commuters caught in traffic jam expressed ire in social media as vehicles pile in some major roads in Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City and Taguig City.
The heavy traffic was triggered by the accident on the southbound lane of C5-Kalayaan, which killed at least one and injured seven, involving a 14-wheeler truck that lost its brakes and plowed through seven other vehicles.
The 32-kilometer C5 road, aside from Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa), is one of the country’s major thoroughfares that connects the cities of Parañaque, Taguig, Makati, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City and Valenzuela
It took authorities almost six hours to clear all the road’s lanes after the accident reached the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metrobase around 4 a.m.
The MMDA Metrobase said Makati and Taguig police and MMDA traffic personnel cleared the area shortly before 10 a.m.
Based on the MMDA traffic navigator, here are some of the Metro Manila roads that are experiencing heavy traffic as of 11:20 a.m.:
Southbound (SB) lane of EDSA roads going to SM Megamall
SB lane EDSA Ortigas Avenue
SB lane EDSA White Plains-Connecticut
SB lane EDSA Santolan
SB lane EDSA Main Ave.
SB lane EDSA P. Tuazon
SB lane EDSA McArthur-Farmerss
SB lane EDSA Aurora Boulevard
SB lane EDSA Monte de Piedad
SB lane EDSA New York-Nepa Q mart
SB lane EDSA Kamuning
SB lane EDSA Timog
SB lane EDSA Nia Road
Southbound lanes of C5 along:
University of the Philippines Diliman
Ateneo de Manila University
Southbound and northbound lanes of C5 along:
Northbound lanes of C5 along:
Julia Vargas Ave.