in the wee hours yesterday caused an intersection in Jalan Duta to be flooded,
causing a massive jam in Jalan Kuching. Two lanes at the flyover to Jalan Duta
from Jalan Kuching was flooded and motorists heading to the city centre were
stuck for hours. The bumper-to-bumper crawl stretched several kilometres
including Jalan Kuching and Jalan Duta.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said poor drainage was the cause of
floods. “The drains on the flyover are clogged with wood, leaves and rubbish
that have not been cleared by the authorities,” he said at a press conference. “Over
the years, we have received many complaints from motorists. For the past three
years, whenever it rains, the flyover will flood but yesterday was the worst.
affected the whole flyover,” he said, adding that a lorry stalled in the floods
at about 7am. It usually takes five minutes to come to the intersection from
the Selayang roundabout. Today it took almost two hours,” he added.
and Rescue Department sent a truck to pump out the flood waters into the nearby
drain. The area had been cleared of water in the afternoon.
too many development projects in the area. The old drainage system cannot cope
with the high volume of rain water,” Lim said.
will send pictures of the flood and traffic jam to Kuala LumpurCity Hall
and ask them to solve the problem once and for all,” Lim added.