Rain leads to massive jams on key Bangkok roads

HEAVY morning rain led to drivers suffering another bad traffic experience this morning (Aug. 6, 2018) after Friday evening’s horrendous jams brought on by closure of one lane of Lad Phrao road for construction of a new train line, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported.

Many people called JS 100 Radio to report about massive jams on some roads, particularly Rattanathibet inbound and Khae Rai in neighboring Nonthaburi province, Viphavadi Rangsit inbound around Zeer Rangsit shopping mall and Thai Airways International head office, all lanes of Chaeng Wattana road moving slowly and both inbound and outbound sides of Srinakharin road jammed.

The closure of one lane of Lad Phrao road on Friday Aug. 3 to build the Yellow Line railway for a 2-kilometer stretch starting Soi Chok Chai 4 led massive congestion from the entrance of this soi onto Lad Phrao 5-way junction and reaching Chatuchak.

The monster jams had spill over to Viphavadi Rangsit highway outbound, Pratunam, Rama 9, Asoke and Petchaburi roads.


Top and below: Drivers stuck in monster jams on Viphavadi Rangsit highway this morning. Photos: Matichon

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