9 Places in Bangkok to Avoid Unless You Have a Boat

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BANGKOK — The capital city wrung itself out Tuesday and prepared for more torrential rain to turn its roads into rivers.

While all parts of Bangkok were inundated, the most severe flooding was reported Monday evening in the Bang Sue area, where waters rose upward of 30 centimeters along stretches of road extending up to half a kilometer, according to the flood control department.

With more heavy rain expected throughout the week, traffic police have urged the public to check weather and road conditions before leaving home and planning their trips to avoid flooded areas. Accidents and floods can be reported at hotline 1197.

Police Maj. Gen. Jeerasan Keawsaengek singled out nine flood-prone areas:

  • Rama VI Road in front of Samsenwittiyalai School in the Phaya Thai district
  • Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road across from the Chatuchak Weekend Market
  • Chaeng Watthana Road right before the Laksi intersection
  • Phahon Yothin Road at the Kasetsart University intersection
  • Krungthep-Nonthaburi Road around the Wongsawang-Tiwanon intersection
  • Ratchadapisek Road in front of the Criminal Court
  • Ngam Wong Wan Road in front of Phong Phet Market
  • All along Thetsaban Songkhro Road
  • Under the Sirat Expressway at the Siritwat-Muang Thong U-Turn

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