'Carmaggedon': Monsoon rain causes Metro Manila gridlock
MANILA, Philippines – It was anything but a good Monday, August 4, for most Metro Manila motorists.
Habagat (monsoon) rains affecting Luzon caused heavy traffic along most of the metro's main thoroughfares and sidestreets.
ADVISORY: As of 8:29 PM. Vehicular accident at EDSA orense SB involving a car and a bus. 1 lane occupied #mmda— Official MMDA (@MMDA) August 4, 2014
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported medium to heavy traffic along EDSA and C5 road. Minor bus accidents also contributed to the already slow traffic.
Data from navigation app Waze, which crowdsources reports from its users, painted a similarly ugly picture of Metro Manila gridlock a little before 9 pm Monday.
Heavy traffic was reported along EDSA, while sidestreets branching out of the Metro Manila main line also reported congestion.
On social media, motorists reported and lamented about the situation. Here's what people were saying:
You can also help report critical information such as flooded areas, traffic situation and stranded motorists or commuters by reporting your location and the situation on the Project Agos Disaster Alert Map: #Habagat: Map flood, traffic, and other critical alerts.
The day didn't start off too well either – a morning accident involving 9 vehicles slowed down the rush hour traffic into a slow crawl. – Rappler.com