PETALING JAYA: Section 13 in Shah Alam, Selangor, has been hit by flash floods after heavy rain this afternoon.
Netizens took to social media to post pictures and videos of rising muddy waters in the area, with some cars nearly submerged by the floodwaters.
However, the floodwaters in some parts of Section 13 are said to have subsided soon after, according to other social media users.
Meanwhile, some commuters took to Twitter to complain of traffic jams in the area, believed to be caused by the flash floods.
Astro Radio Traffic reported that flash floods caused a 45 minute crawl on the Subang airport road from Citta Mall to Petaling Jaya.
On the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) highway, commuters can expect a 20 minute delay in travels from the Gombak toll to Desa Melawati, also due to flash floods.
Newly elected Kota Anggerik assemblyman Najwan Halimi said he is in Section 13 to monitor the situation at the locations hit by the flash floods earlier.
He confirmed that floodwaters had started receding but advised members of the public, especially motorcyclists and drivers, to be careful on the road.
“The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has closed the affected roads to avoid traffic disruptions,” he said in a Twitter post, adding that there were also complaints of fallen trees due to the heavy rain.
FMT has reached out to the Selangor fire and rescue department for comment.
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