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Bangkok traffic police told to keep roads clear despite flooding

Sep 01. 2020
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By The Nation

National Police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has instructed traffic police to ensure there are no traffic jams after heavy rain since 2am on Tuesday (September 1) flooded many roads in Bangkok and its vicinity.

Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanajaroen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said: “As heavy rain affected many areas, the police chief has instructed traffic police to cooperate with related agencies on easing traffic during rush hour, especially at roads where there heavy traffic, such as Silom, Rama IV, Rama I, Phetchaburi, Sukhumvit, Rama IX, Ramkhamhaeng, Petchakasem and Lat Phrao.

“Traffic police was also instructed to cooperate with related agencies on removing obstacles from roads such as felled trees, branches and power poles.”

He added that the police chief has also encouraged people to cooperate and maintain their safety “by checking their vehicle’s condition, weather and routes before leaving home”.

Call traffic police hotline at 1197 or highway police at 1193 for traffic information at any time.

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