Friday, February 6, 2009

Sibu In Water - Miles-long Traffic Jam

Jalan Pedada is again flooded to knee-high!
The traffic cop on standby to direct the traffic flow!

A section of the miles-long traffic!

Jalan Kg. Nyabor - This area needs an urgent follow-up action to fill up.

The floods are back and they are anticipated to get worse!
Whenever flood hits Sibu, the traffic on Brooke Drive, Jalan Wong King Hoe, Jalan Kg. Nyabor and Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg gets clogged up badly, making driving a frustrating task there.
The recurrent miles-long jam is chiefly caused by severe sectional flooding at Jalan Pedada, Jalan Lanang and Jalan Wong king Hoe where low-lying parts are very flood-prone. As such, when flood swamps, the traffic there has to be diverted onto Brooke Drive and Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg.
This woe has been with us for donkey's years and much lip service has been offered, but so far little has been done.
All that we have to do is to level off the affected main roads first before we talk about the ambitious flood mitigation projects. As a first step, this would at least ease off the flood-related jams.


天鵝江畔 said...

O Sibu O my beloved Sibu!
In Singapore the ppl told me almost 3 months no rain what a contrast!

Tony Hii said...

Phobia is now everywhere in Sibu.

sarawakiana said...

We need to recruit many psychologists to come and help with our traumatised flood victims - an some kind of social and psychological compensation should be paid to the people of Sibu....

Get ready the proverbial couch!!

And send the bills to the "very responsible people".

I am part of it as I still have my family house in Sibu. And my family has 5 voters!!

nelson said...

i think they should widen the flood drains, heighten the roads and deepen the river for immediate effect. then only you can think of building so-called lakes, or canals to control flood.