Heavy rain, Hanoi streets into giant parking lots

This morning (May 24), Hanoians struggled to get to work in the pouring rain. Many roads are congested for kilometers, cars and motorbikes move every meter.

Hanoi this morning continued to rain. Rainfall in the past 3 hours ranged from 15-30mm, concentrated in the districts of Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Tay Ho and Dong Da.

This rain caused flooding in many inner city streets. Hanoians this morning went to work in the pouring rain. Visibility is limited and many sections of the road are flooded, making it difficult to move. All roads fell into traffic jams, many places congested for kilometers. Seen from above, Hanoi roads look like “giant parking lots”.

At 7:30 a.m. this morning, it was noted that at the tunnel No. 3 (the entrance to the Urban Area of ​​Thien Duong Bao Son, An Khanh, Hoai Duc) there was no longer a deep flood like yesterday. The waterlogging situation is only about 30-40cm in front of the tunnel and about 50cm in the tunnel.

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Thang Long Avenue was less flooded than yesterday. However, people going to work here still face difficulties because cars have to slow down.
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Flooding in the tunnel
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Drainage workers had to be on duty all night to shore up the banks, using 2 large capacity pumps to suck water.
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As for the Big C underground tunnel, until 8:30 a.m., the congestion still persisted.

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Nguyen Trai Street towards the center of congestion
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Cars, motorbikes inching by meter
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At 9am, Nguyen Trai Street is still congested
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Cars cover the surface of Nguyen Chi Thanh street
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Congestion on Ho Tung Mau Street towards the center of Hanoi
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Late for work, many motorbikes ride on the sidewalk
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Many people crept into the alleys looking for a way out.

At 9 a.m. at Khuat Duy Tien (Thanh Xuan) towards the Nguyen Xien – Nguyen Trai intersection, the number of vehicles piled up from the elevated Ring Road 3 to prolonged congestion.

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Motorcycles crept on narrow sidewalks

Doan Bong – Nhi Tien – Dinh Hieu

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