The hour-long heavy rain pouring down HCM City this afternoon caused flooding and traffic jams in many streets during peak hours, especially those around the city's International Tan Son Nhat Airport.
The traffic jams occured heavily in Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Binh Thanh districts. Streets of Kinh Duong Vuong, Nguyen Van Qua, Au Co, Tan Ky Tan Quy, Cong Hoa, Truong Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh, Hoang Van Thu and Ut Tich were flooded, blocking the traffic.
The streets around Tan Son Nhat Airport were jammed for hours, hindering vehicles from going in and out.
Vietnam Airlines said that during the rain, from 4pm to 5.10pm, 10 arriving flights were late for 30-50 minutes, another 10 departing flights were delayed from 15 to 20 minutes. Two arriving flights from Melbourne and Thanh Hoa Province were transferred to the airport in Nha Trang City. Other flights after the rain were also affected.
|Heavy rain in the afternoon makes the city's traffic jammed for hours. — Photos vnexpress.net|
|The congestion lasts until 9pm, blocking the ways to Tan Son Nhat Airport.|