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Heavy rain causes serious congestion during morning rush hour in Hanoi

Heavy rain causes serious congestion during morning rush hour in Hanoi

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 14:00 GMT+7
Heavy rain causes serious congestion during morning rush hour in Hanoi
Traffic congestion on Nguyen Trai Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

After a week of scorching weather, a sudden downpour hit Hanoi during peak morning hours on Tuesday, causing serious traffic congestion in the capital city’s streets.

The unexpected rain began as people left their homes for work, catching them off-guard and forcing them to park their bikes on pavements to don their raincoats.

The situation led to a serious traffic jam that continued even after the normal morning rush hour on many streets, including Nguyen Trai, Le Van Luong, Khuat Duy Tien, Thai Ha, Tran Duy Hung, and Lang.

Police officers struggled to monitor and control traffic at intersections and U-turn areas on these streets.

Vehicles inch forward on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Video: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion on Truong Chinh Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Truong Chinh Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Tran Duy Hung Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Tran Duy Hung Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Nguyen Trai Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
A traffic police officer monitors traffic in the middle of congestion on Nguyen Trai Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
A traffic police officer monitors traffic on heavily congested Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Thai Ha Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Thai Ha Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Nguyen Trai Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Lang Street, Hanoi, after a sudden downpour in the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Traffic congestion on Lang Street in Hanoi, Vietnam after a sudden downpour on the morning of May 12, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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