Heavy flooding cripples travel between Khon Kaen and Bangkok

September 18th, 2008 - 9:34 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Deputy Director of the 4th Highway Command Police Liteutenant General Naret Kaminkrua (นเรศ ขมิ้นเครือ) revealed that the Mitraphap (มิตรภาพ) road heading inbound to Bangkok from Khon Kaen province has been cut off at 10 points due to constant rising water levels.

Police have been forced to close off the lanes of hte road both coming and going, especially on the 29th kilometer marker located in the Muang district of Khon Kaen, markets 407-408, 431-432 and 445-446 have received similar fates.

A road circumventing the province used to travel to Kalasin province has also experienced a water level exceeding 1 meter, causing all travel to come to a halt. Traffic has begun to build up beyond 10 kilometers leading to the road. Three points along the She River bridge have also been severed.

Travelers to Khon Kaen are advised to use the Nakorn Ratchasima, Chaiyapum and Khon Kaen roads while inbound travelers are advised to divert to the Mahasarakram and Nakorn Ratchasima roads.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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