Roads open again after rain havoc

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Roads open again after rain havoc

Postby admin » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:54 am

BALIK PULAU: Two roads leading to Balik Pulau -- Jalan Teluk Kumbar and Jalan Tun Sardon -- have been reopened, less than 48 hours after being closed following several landslips after Tuesday's heavy downpour.

Checks by the New Straits Times yesterday showed work on Jalan Teluk Kumbar under way to repair a part of the road which gave way during the downpour.

Two excavators were spotted filling a gaping hole in the road with large boulders and sand.

More than 30 boulders which had landed on various sections of Jalan Tun Sardon were removed.

On Tuesday, thousands of motorists were caught in traffic jams in various parts of the state when low-lying areas were flooded following continuous rainfall in the night.
Roads leading to Balik Pulau, in the southwest of the island, were cut off by fallen trees and landslips.

Flood-prone areas in Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Patani and those in Balik Pulau and Bayan Lepas were the worst hit, with waist-deep water.

The situation has since returned to normal.

Engineer Amir Harun, who is involved in the Jalan Teluk Kumbar repair works said the lack of a proper water drainage system had been identified as the cause of the landslips in that area.

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