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Torrential rain causes long traffic delays in Ho Chi Minh City during rush hour

Friday, April 16, 2021, 15:32 GMT+7
Torrential rain causes long traffic delays in Ho Chi Minh City during rush hour
Commuters slog through a traffic jam on Cong Hoa Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City was heavily congested on Thursday evening after a downpour hit it during the peak hour.

As witnessed by correspondents of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper at around 6:15 pm, a huge volume of traffic was clogged along the section from Nguyen Van Troi Strreet to Cong Ly Bridge in Phu Nhuan District.

Gridlock was also seen on the route from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the Hoang Van Thu – Cong Hoa Junction in Tan Binh District, with the queue of delayed traffic to stretch as far as one kilometer.

On Cong Hoa Street’s section heading to the An Suong Junction in District 12, commuters turned exhausted as they had to slog through traffic jams on both ways of the road.

The situation on the Cong Hoa – Hoang Hoa Tham Overpass was considered the most intense.

Vu Hai, a resident of Ward 13 in Tan Binh District, said that traffic jam situations in the city have been intensifying in recent days.

Despite working in District 3, which is no more than eight kilometers away from his home, he recently finds himself spending hours on the street and ends up being home late at night.

Despite the monitoring and control effort of traffic police at congestion hotspots, traffic jams have shown no signs of dwindling so far.

Commuters slog through traffic jam on Cong Ly Bridge in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through a traffic jam on Cong Ly Bridge in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike driver in Ho Chi Minh City shows exhaustion after being stuck in traffic congestion under the rain. April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike driver in Ho Chi Minh City shows exhaustion after being stuck in traffic congestion under the rain. April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through traffic jam on Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through a traffic jam on Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike driver in Ho Chi Minh City runs in reverse direction, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A motorbike driver in Ho Chi Minh City runs in the reverse direction, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through traffic jam on Cong Hoa Street in Ho Chi Minh City in this photo taken around 7:00 pm, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through a traffic jam on Cong Hoa Street in Ho Chi Minh City in this photo taken around 7:00 pm, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through traffic jam in Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters slog through a traffic jam in Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A traffic police officer maneuvers traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A traffic police officer regulates traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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