Flyover in Selangor flooded after downpour

The flyover along Jalan Universiti in Petaling Jaya was flooded after a heavy downpour.
The flyover along Jalan Universiti in Petaling Jaya was flooded after a heavy downpour.PHOTO: THE STAR

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A flyover in Petaling Jaya was flooded after a heavy downpour in Selangor on Wednesday (Jan 24), surprising vehicle users.

The flyover is located along Jalan Universiti, near Universiti Malaya, and on the outskirts of the Malaysia capital Kuala Lumpur.

"I am really puzzled as to how a flyover could be flooded. I suspect the drain holes must be clogged with rubbish," said reader Ms Hayati Ismail, who sent The Star a picture of the flyover.

"About 30m of the flyover was flooded," she said.

She was on the way to fetch her children after school.

Ms Hayati said this was not the first time it had happened. She has seen flood taking place on the opposite end of the flyover too.

Traffic was slow moving along Jalan Universiti after an evening downpour.

Meanwhile, heavy evening downpour caused flash floods in several other parts of Selangor state, including Gombak and Sungai Buloh. 

Videos posted on Youtube by users showed brown waters flooding at least two roads and stalling several cars.