Colombia’s heavy rains cause major traffic jams in the capital city Bogota, with landslides and flooding blocking some roads. All major roads have reduced mobility with cars driving less than 18 km per hour.
The neighborhoods of Molinos, Potosi, Sierra Morena and Chapinero were most seriously affected by landslides.
The rains have caused massive delays in Bogota‘s rapid bus transit system TransMilenio. The company said that the congestion was due to a failure of the traffic lights system because of the rains, reports RCN Radio.
The Direction of Prevention and Attention of Emergencies (DPAE) stated that early this morning there were nine minor landslides and they had to attend more than 17 emergencies, according to CM&.
The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) says the amount of water that fell since Tuesday in Bogota is the amount of water that normally falls during the entire month of November.
This year’s rainy season has killed 97 people in Colombia.