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MMDA to commuters, motorists: Watch over 22 most flood-prone streets

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Since the rains have been a frequent occurrence the past few days, it is better for motorists and commuters to anticipate areas to avoid when Manila is hit by a heavy downpour.

Which is why the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday released areas to be avoided by motorists and commuters to prevent being stranded:

  • España-Antipolo-Maceda in Manila
  • P. Burgos-Manila City Hall vicinity
  • Osmeña-Skyway (northbound) in Makati City
  • Osmeña-Skyway (southbound)
  • Edsa-North Avenue in Quezon City
  • Don Bosco, Makati
  • Buendia-South Superhighway (southbound and northbound)
  • C-5-Bagong Ilog in Pasig City
  • West Service Road, Merville in Parañaque City
  • East Service Road-Sales Street in Muntinlupa City
  • North Avenue fronting Trinoma mall, Quezon City
  • Buendia Extension-Macapagal Avenue
  • Edsa-Camp Aguinaldo Gate 3 in Quezon City
  • NLEx-Balintawak Cloverleaf
  • Edsa-SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City
  • Edsa-Pasong Tamo Magallanes Tunnel
  • Quezon Avenue-Victory Avenue/Biak na Bato
  • C-5-BCDA in Taguig City
  • R. Papa-Rizal Avenue in Manila
  • C-5-McKinley Road
  • C-5-Bayani Road
  • Philcoa area, Quezon City

MMDA assistant general manager for operations Emerson Carlos said flood-control crews equipped with mobile pumps and other equipment are ready for deployment in the said areas.

Also, at least 10 barangay tanod (village watchmen) in each flood-prone area will be trained to assist MMDA traffic marshals in directing traffic or rerouting vehicles.

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