Today’s early downpour in Kuantan led to the flooding of several roads in the area. On the Kuantan Bypass, traffic was slow moving from Bukit Istana towards Semambu. Meanwhile, on Jalan Tanah Putih, the rising waters caused a crawl from Batu 7 heading towards the Kuantan River.
There was also a 1 hour 30 minute jam from Berserah towards Kampung Selamat, believed to be caused by flooding as well.
Photo: Waze (Traffic jam on the Kuantan Bypass)
Regarding the road closures on the East Coast Expressway (ECE), do take note that the road from Lanchang heading towards Karak has been reopened. However, the road heading towards the opposite direction remains closed.
Meanwhile, flood waters at KM113 are still causing full road closures between Lanchang and Temerloh.
Photo via LLM Trafik (The flooding of ECE at KM113 - Lanchang)
The Public Works Department (PWD) posted two alternative routes that can be used by drivers from the East Coast heading towards KL. Both routes have been divided into two smaller ones, A and B.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE 1:
- Kelantan - Terengganu - Pahang
- Pahang - Negeri Sembilan - KL
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE 2:
- Kelantan - Perak
- Perak - KL
Photo via Twitter (@JKRMalaysia)
Another alternative route that drivers can consider using is to make their way to Muadzam Shah, continuing your journey towards Kuala Pilah & enter the PLUS highway heading North.
Also, the following roads are still closed due to flooding.
JALAN RAUB LIPIS
JALAN LANCHANG - KARAK
JALAN JERANTUT KUALA KRAU
JALAN MARAN JERANTUT
JALAN SUNGAI NEREK
JALAN KOTA TINGGI - MERSING
JALAN KOTA TINGGI - KLUANG
JALAN JEMALUANG - KOTA TINGGI
JALAN LOK HENG/ MAWAI
JALAN TUN SRI LANANG
JALAN MAWAI LAMA
JALAN KPG KELANTAN
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By: Amy Shariffudin