Dawn rainstorm triggers massive traffic jams

THE torrential rain which lashed Bangkok from dawn onwards led to many roads being flooded with the situation being particularly bad at Ramkhamhaeng 24, the key route leading out to Srinakharin and Rama 9 roads, INN News reported this morning (March 27).

The floodwater behind Ramkhamhaeng University was 10-15 centimeters high for a stretch of a hundred meters, causing some traffic congestion as cars were very slowly going through.

That the traffic jams are lighter than similar flooding in the past is because of summer school break, although Ramkhamhaeng Model School is open for enrolment for the new school year.


No officials came in to pump the floodwater out, which was draining normally, but some drains were partly clogged.

Many people were seen wading through the floodwater, either wearing gumboots or barefoot, as they rushed to work.

People are advised to avoid this route for the next 2-3 hours after which the situation should return to normal.


Bangkok’s Department of Drainage and Sewerage said at 7.45 a.m. it was still raining in some areas, with these being Bang  Bon, Chom thong, Ratburana, Thung Khru, Bang Khunthien, Samut Prakarn, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Naiyok and Pathum Thani.

Still badly flooded are Chaeng Wattana road, the  entrance to  Muang Thong Thani, Major Cineplex Ratchayothin and Tiamruammit road.

While floodwater has drained from other roads the traffic remains heavily jammed.


Top, in-text and below: The badly flood Ramkhamhaeng 24 road. Photos:  INN News