Floods paralyze Mueang Chonburi and Pan Thong roads during morning rush hour

PHOTOS: Wisarn Sangjaroen / TOPNEWS

Chonburi –

Heavy rain in the Pan Thong and Mueang Chonburi district overnight and this morning (September 10th) caused multiple traffic delays and problems early this morning.

First, a recap of the current weather-related issues facing Chonburi this past week:

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) yesterday (September 9th), has warned of tropical storm “Conson” that is forecast to move to the Gulf of Tonkin of northern Vietnam and South China during September 12th-13th

Thai Meteorological Department warns of tropical storm “Conson” moving towards northern Vietnam next week

At 7:00 A.M. this morning on Suk Prayoon Road in the Nong Tamlueng sub-district and in the Don Hualor sub-district, traffic was backed up for almost five kilometers due to flooding. Multiple vehicles became stuck in rising floodwaters.

Traffic police and local authorities assisted in directing motorists with the traffic and assisting those stranded in floodwaters.

Mr. Piya Pongtisajarn, a local firefighter, told the associated Thai press, “Heavy rain has continued everyday with high levels of floodwaters on roads throughout Pan Thong and Mueang Chonburi.”

Mr. Somsak Sukklai, 38, a driver who was in the area of the Suk Prayoon Road this morning told reporters, “This road always floods. Relevant authorities should solve this flooding problem with a better water drainage system.”

More rain is expected for Chonburi, and much of Thailand, over the upcoming weekend.

PHOTOS: Wisarn Sangjaroen / TOPNEWS


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