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Traffic chaos as predawn summer rainstorm lashes Bangkok today

Bangkok traffic turned choatic Friday during rush hours when several roads were partly submerged after summer rainstorms lashed the capital early in the morning.

Motorists and commuters were in trouble alike when their vehicles could not either move or inched very slowly as they set out to work early in the morning.

The summer storm began to dump heavy rains in many areas of Bangkok at 5.00am, the time when office workers began to leave homes to work by public transportation.

And for those who drove their own cars, they also reported trouble when their vehicles could move slowly as their routine roads were submerged up to sidewalk levels.

Traffic police reported several roads that were submerged and inconvenient to travel.

They included Lard Prao, Ratchadapisek, Vibhavadi Rangsit, Phetburi, Ramkhamhaeng, Rama 9, Srinakarind in eastern and northern parts of Bangkok. In the southern part, the traffic situation was also the same with vehicles moving very slowly.

Meanwhile several roads and sois in many areas of the capital were also flooded. They were Bang Na, Huey Kwang, Lat Krabang, Klong Toey, Tiwanond, MuangThong Thanee.

By late in the morning, traffic congestion remained on many roads although rains have ceased and floodwater on several roads were drained out.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)