Tuesday’s heavy rainfall has caused serious troubles in Bogotá, as
several streets are currently flooded with large traffic jams as result.
Colombia’s largest city has been struck by severe rainfall in the past few days, and Tuesday’s showers seemed to be too much for its infrastructure. One of the principal streets in the center, the Carrera Séptima, is almost entirely flooded. The same goes for particular areas of Carrera 13.
Major streets, such as the Avenida de Cali and the Calle 80, currently have large jams with a reported amount of 20.000 vehicles stuck in traffic. Help services are trying to assist those who can’t leave their car because of the floods.
As result of the traffic jams, many drivers try to find their way home by using different routes, in turn causing more chaos in those neighborhoods.
The heavy rain even caused for a tree to fall down near a small police station in Calle 72 with Carrera Séptima, but fortunately no one was hurt.
Traffic lights have stopped working in two of Bogotá localities, Galerpias and Teusaquillo. Members of the local police force are arranging traffic in these areas.
More rain is expected to fall in Bogotá in the coming days, with possible thunderstorms predicted for Wednesday.