Morning rain sees Hanoians grapple with traffic jams

By Nguyen Ngoan   October 11, 2021 | 04:08 pm GMT+7
Rain on Monday morning left many capital residents stranded in rush hour congestion.
The cold spell and downpour made temperatures drop to around 20 degrees on Monday morning. The prolonged rain has created many flooded spots in Hanoi, causing traffic jams during rush hours.  In the photo, lines of cars and motorbikes are stuck on Nguyen Trai Street.

The prolonged rain has flooded parts of Hanoi, causing traffic jams during rush hour, especially along Nguyen Trai Street.

Truong Chinh Street is jammed amid the morning rain. The street is well known for congestion during rush hours.

Truong Chinh Street is infamous for its rush hour traffic jams.

Heavy rain makes it difficult for city dwellers to travel to work.

Heavy rain made it difficult for city dwellers to commute to work.

The Nguyen Xien - Khuan Duy Tien Crossroad in Thanh Xuan District is packed with commuters.

The Nguyen Xien - Khuan Duy Tien Crossroad in Thanh Xuan District is packed with commuters.

Driving on pavements becomes an option for motorbike drivers.

Some resorted to the sidewalks to avoid traffic.

Traffic police worked under the morning rain to direct vehicles.

Traffic police braved the morning rain to decongest traffic.

Prolonged rain caused floods in Phung Hung Street of Ha Dong District.In Hanoi, heavy rains were observed from Saturday afternoon to Monday.

Prolonged rain caused flooding on Phung Hung Street of Ha Dong District. In Hanoi, heavy rains occurred from Saturday afternoon to Monday.

Water level reaches up to 30 cm on Chu Van An Street of Thanh Tri District.

Water levels reached up to 30 centimeters on Chu Van An Street,Thanh Tri District.

Rain in Hanoi is expected to stop on Tuesday. Tran Quang Nang of the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said that there will be two to three waves of cold air this month with average daytime temperatures in the northern region to fall below 25 degrees Celsius.  This winter will be colder than last year and the northern region will face more cold snaps before Dec. 25, he said.

Rain in Hanoi is expected to stop on Tuesday.
Tran Quang Nang of the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said there will be two to three waves of cold air this month with average daytime temperatures in the northern region to fall below 25 degrees Celsius.
"This winter will be colder than last year and the northern region will face more cold snaps before Dec. 25," he said.

 
 
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