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AFTER DOWNPOUR La Mesa Dam, Marikina River near critical levels–OCD

Posted by Abi Kwok on September 10, 2008

Most metro streets passable except Makati–MMDA

By Abigail Kwok
First Posted 11:46:00 09/10/2008

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE 3) The La Mesa Dam in Quezon City and the Marikina River are nearing critical levels after a downpour across Metro Manila on Wednesday, the Office of Civil Defense in the National Capital Region said.

In its report, the OCD reported that the La Mesa Dam has reached 80.09 meters, .06 meters short of the 80.15 critical level. Meanwhile, the Marikina River is now 16.1 meters, .09 meters short of the critical status of 17 meters.

The OCD has alerted local officials.

Meanwhile, as of 5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported that only Dela Rosa, Gil Puyat, Washington, and Dian streets in Makati City remained unpassable to light vehicles because of floods.

Streets in other areas in Metro Manila are now passable after flood waters have subsided, Rodel Valdez of the MMDA traffic operations said.

In EDSA southbound, traffic is moderate to heavy from Buendia going to Roxas Boulevard. In EDSA northbound, traffic is also moderate to heavy from P. Tuazon to Nepa Q Mart and from Macapagal Boulevard to Taft Rotonda.

In the Camanava area (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela City), traffic remains moderate to light in the C3 Dagat-dagatan area and in C-4 Lascano.

In Manila, the Tullahan to Fatima route remains moderate to light while the Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard going towards Plaza Avelino remains light to moderate in both directions.

Light to moderate traffic is attributed to the cancellation of classes across Metro Manila, the MMDA said.


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