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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Floods cause traffic jams in Penang


GEORGE TOWN: A downpour, which began at about 11am, caused flash floods in several low-lying areas here and traffic snarls along major roads.
Cars going through the flood stretch of Jalan Sungai Dua Saturday
A check showed that the water rose to knee level in some parts of Minden Heights.
Taman Brown Village Development and Security Committee chairman K. Santha said some houses in Changkat Minden 7 were flooded.
“I have received feedback from members that it is due to a swollen drain within the Universiti Sains Malaysia grounds,” she said.
A check showed that some areas along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and Jalan Masjid Negeri were also flooded.
The car park of Sri Saujana apartment in Sungai Dua, Penang, was submerged with water rising to the car roof after a downpour caused flash floods in several low-lying areas.
There was a 1km-long traffic jam on the Bayan Baru elevated highway heading to Gelugor.
It was due to a malfunctioning traffic light at the Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah-Sungai Dua junction.
The jams were made worse by vehicles stalled along the roads. - theStarOnline

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