Sudden downpour causes floods on Metro Manila streets


© Teresa Andrada
Motorists navigate through a flooded portion of Scout Chuatoco Street in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 17, as thunderstorm dumps rain in many parts of Metro Manila.

Several roads in Metro Manila were flooded Wednesday afternoon after a thunderstorm brought heavy rain in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces.

Tweets posted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said MacArthur Highway in Valuenzuela is not passable to all types of vehicles as of 4:30 p.m.

Gutter-deep flood, meanwhile, was reported on the loading bays along EDSA Aurora and Farmers Market, but all lanes are passable.

In Scout Lozano corner Tomas Morato in Quezon City, floods reached waist level.


© Jam Sisante
Floodwater in Manila