Floods hit parts of QC, Manila

Posted at 08/03/13 3:13 PM

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MANILA – Floods hit parts of Quezon City and Manila due to strong rains Saturday afternoon.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said gutter-deep floods submerged the northbound lane of EDSA-Quezon Ave in front of Centris at around 2:50 p.m.

Floods also hit Congressional Avenue and EDSA-Muñoz.

The floods caused heavy traffic as some areas are no longer passable to some vehicles.

As of 2:48 p.m., MMDA said A. Bonifacio NLEX is not passable to all types of vehicles.

Quezon Ave.-Biak na Bato is also not passable to light vehicles due to 15-inch deep floods.

The floods also caused traffic jams in Manila as motorists braved floods along España-A. Maceda to Antipolo, Blumentritt, and Sampaloc.

Weather bureau PAGASA said the strong rains were caused by a thunderstorm affecting parts of Zambales, Metro Manila, Rizal, Batangas and Bulacan.

PAGASA issued a thunderstorm warning at around 2 p.m.

Motorists were also warned to against driving during the heavy rains due to poor visibility. -- With reports from Robert Mano and Ricky Velasco, dzMM