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Heavy rain creates intense traffic jam during Hanoi’s rush hours

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 17:07 GMT+7
Heavy rain creates intense traffic jam during Hanoi’s rush hours
Busy traffic is seen at Nguyen Trai – Khuat Duy Tien Intersection in Hanoi. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

A cold snap and a heavy rain struck Hanoi concurrently on Monday afternoon, causing traffic jams that only intensified after office hours.  

A traffic jam is seen on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi. Video: Hong Quan / Tuoi Tre

As witnessed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, rain starting at 5:00 pm on Monday significantly impeded traffic flows in Hanoi, as congestion hit many locations in the city.

At Nga Tu So Intersection, traffic clogged up for hours despite police’s efforts to orchestrate the flow of vehicles. 

Nguyen Trai Street’s segment near Thuong Dinh Metro Station also clogged with a traffic jam, which forced many vehicles to do a U-turn before entering the congested area. 

By 8:00 pm on Monday, some intersections in the capital city, namely Lang – Truong Chinh, Nguyen Trai – Khuat Duy Tien, and Xa Dan, were still busy with long queues of traffic, while police officers were present to mediate the flows.

Due to the impact of a cold front and aftermath turbulence from Storm Vamco in northern and north-central areas, temperature in Hanoi will drop to the range of 18-20 degrees Celcius over the next few days, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting. 

Hanoi residents were also told to brace for rain and cold weather on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, and to keep track of weather forecasts to plan their optimal commuting routes.

Traffic is seen stalled at Hanoi’s Nga Tu So Junction. Photo: Hong Quan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic is seen stalled at Nga Tu So Intersection in Hanoi. Photo: Hong Quan / Tuoi Tre

Congested traffic is seen on Hanoi’s Tay Son – Chua Boc Junction. Photo: H.Q / Tuoi Tre

Congested traffic is seen at Tay Son – Chua Boc Intersection in Hanoi. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen on Hanoi’s Nguyen Trai Street. Photo: H.Q / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic happens on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen on Hanoi’s Vu Trong Phung Street. Photo: H.Q / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen on Vu Trong Phung Street in Hanoi. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen on Hanoi’s Vu Trong Phung Street. Photo: H.Q / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen on Vu Trong Phung Street in Hanoi. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre

Long queue of traffic is seen near the entrance of Hanoi’s Kim Lien Tunnel. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Long queues of traffic are captured near the entrance of Hanoi’s Kim Lien Tunnel. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Long queue of traffic is seen near the entrance of Hanoi’s Kim Lien Tunnel. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Long queues of traffic are seen near the entrance of Hanoi’s Kim Lien Tunnel. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Motorbikes run on the pavement of Hanoi’s Xa Dan Street. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Motorbikes run on the sidewalk of Hanoi’s Xa Dan Street. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen in this photo taken in Hanoi. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen in this photo taken in Hanoi. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is seen in Hanoi’s Nguyen Trai – Khuat Duy Tien Junction. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Busy traffic is pictured at Nguyen Trai – Khuat Duy Tien Intersection in Hanoi. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

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