Tuesday gridlock: Thousands stranded in Metro Manila

Tuesday gridlock: Thousands stranded in Metro Manila
Many stranded Metro Manila residents are still seen past midnight after heavy rain and flooding on payday Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines – While Typhoon Nona (international name Melor) shifted course and spared Metro Manila its wrath, it still dumped heavy rains that triggered flooding in parts of the country’s capital.

Irked netizens took to social media to vent their frustrations over long lines in terminals and heavy traffic on a payday Tuesday, December 15. Netizens also reported flooding in railways, which hampered train operations.

Flooded roads were reported in Quezon City, Buendia, EDSA, and Cubao.

In a photo captured by Mover Nick Tan, around 15 commuters were forced to ride an open truck to get home. Here are some tweets from netizens:

This is not the first time torrential rains caused heavy flooding and monstrous traffic in Metro Manila. Roads often turn into virtual rivers or parking lots during the rainy season. (READ: Heavy rains leave many stranded, forced to walk home

The government said flood projects and train system upgrades are in the pipeline to ease commuter experience in the metro.  Rappler.com


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