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Major roads affected by flooding

PHUKET: As heavy rain continues cross Phuket, the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) has reported the areas where Thepkrasattri Rd has been affected by floodwaters.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 16 October 2022, 02:00PM

PLTO Chief  Adcha Buachan noted that in some areas where cars were unable to pass due to floodwaters, buses and large vehicles could continue through the water across the road.

So far interprovincial bus services had not been affected, Mr Adcha said.

Thalang Police reported that Thepkrasattri Rd northbound from the U-turn in front of the Isuzu dealership in Koh Kaew to Heroines Monument remained heavily affected.

Earlier this morning traffic was closed due to flooding.

Northbound traffic was redirected onto the southbound lanes so motorists could continue their journey. Smaller vehicles were redirected to an alternative route to allow larger vehicles to use the main road.

Officials reported that much of the flooding in the area was due to continuous rain and water overflowing from the Bang Neow Dam reservoir in Srisoonthorn.

Other sections of Thepkrasattri Rd affected included the southbound lanes in front of the Eua Athon public housing estate in Moo 1, Srisoonthorn, where the road was reduced to two lanes.

Northbound lanes in front of Bang Khanun Forest Park in Moo 5, Thepkrasattri, were also affected.

Tha Chatchai Police reported that no major roads had affected traffic heading onto or off the island.

The PLTO and police advised that the situation regarding floodwaters affecting major roads was continually changing, with floodwaters receding in some areas, but rising in others.

PLTO Chief Mr Adcha said his office will continue to monitor and report on the situation.

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Pascale | 17 October 2022 - 17:32:54

@Prab   Say's who ?

DeKaaskopp | 17 October 2022 - 15:22:12

@Prab   I 100% agree with Pascale ! Using the misery of many people for a crazy and not funny suggestion is indeed as low as it can get. 

Prab | 17 October 2022 - 13:08:52

@Pascale if you cannot comment on the article then you should refrain to comment at all, this is a sign on how low someone that as nothing else to do can go... 

Pascale | 16 October 2022 - 18:52:18

"Little Venice" ? If you think that is funny,then you are really not the brightest bulb. I guess all those people affected by the floods won't laugh about your joke. A very sad example of how low someone can get. Poor soul !

Prab | 16 October 2022 - 14:47:16

Let promote Phuket as a " Little venice " for the EXPO bid, i'm sure for this they would have the upper hand...LOL ... so they would not need to do clean ups a day before the next delegation arrive to inspect this pond full of rubbish and concrete all around 


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