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KL Floods Again: Roads & Bus Routes Affected Or Closed

KL Floods Again: Roads & Bus Routes Affected Or Closed

The public is advised to find alternate safe passage in and out of the city.

Akmal Hakim

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Kuala Lumpur is flooding yet again.

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) reports that several major roads accross the city are taking on water as of 4 pm today (8 March), with some being totally inaccessible by traffic.

Nadma’s official social media channels report flash floods on the following routes:

  • Jalan Cheras heading towards the Bulatan Billion roundabout near the Eco Cheras Mall is flooded with knee-deep water with four lanes blocked off to traffic.
  • Jalan Pudu near the Tung Shin Hospital is flooded as high as a person’s calf, however, the road is still accessible to traffic.
  • The Bulatan Hishamudin roundabout heading to Masjid Negara is flooded up to the ankles and is still accessible by traffic.
  • Jalan Yacoob Latif is flooded in knee-deep water but remains accessible to traffic.
  • Jalan Tun Razak near Menara Jcorp is ankle-deep in water and is still open to traffic.
  • Jalan Kinabalu in front of Masjid Negara is flooded up to the ankles but remains open to traffic.

Meanwhile, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) reports flooding at the following routes:

  • Jalan Bangsar
  • Jalan Yaakob Latif
  • Jalan Syed Putra
  • Jalan Sri Permaisuri
  • Jalan Kuchai Lama
  • East-West Link Expressway (Salak Expressway)

Additionally, Rapid KL’s official channels also report that several bus routes have been interrupted by floodwaters and fallen trees.

The 600, 640 and 650 bus route is unable to pass through the Mid Valley Shopping Mall junction due to a fallen tree. These busses will be diverted through Jalan Lingkaran Syed Putra before continuing on its normal route.

The Volvo/Mid Valley and Jalan Syed Putra bus stops are now closed to the public as a result.

The T406 and T406B bus routes in Cheras are also inoperable due to floods near the Sungai Serai area.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) heavy thunderstorms are expected to drench the Klang Valley and states across the country till 8 pm tonight.

The public is advised to find alternative routes in and out of the city and avoid flooded areas.


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