Flash floods hit KL after heavy afternoon downpour
Bangsar lrt flooded.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in the city were hit by flash floods following an afternoon storm.
High water levels near the LRT station in Jalan Bangsar trapped a number of vehicles and caused several lanes to be inaccessible to motorists.
Motorists travelling along Jalan Maharajalela (near the Monorail Station), Jalan Kemuja In Bangsar and Jalan Pudu (near the Tung Shin Hospital) were also affected by floods.
City Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said in a statement that the rain started at 2.11pm on Saturday.
He said heavy rain was also reported at Jalan Telawi, Jalan Maarof, Jalan Sg Besi, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Tuanku Abd Halim, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Bulatan Dato' Onn, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Pantai Baru, Bandar Tun Razak, Jalan Semantan, Jalan Budiman, Jalan Tun Razak as well as several areas in the city. -Star