Highway reports flood updates on impassable highways in South

The Department of Highways says 17 primary and secondary highways from Bangkok to five southern provinces are still flooded with nine of them impassable for vehicles.

It said five southern provinces still submerged by floods are Chumphon, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, and Surat Thani.

Seventeen primary and secondary highways to these provinces are still flooded with nine impassable to traffic.

They included Highway 4134 from Chumphon's Lang Suan district to Lamae district where a bridge approach slab on Km 17 was washed away by flood.

Highway 419, a ring road around Trang province where flood water is 45 centimeters high. Traffic is diverted to Highway 403 instead to avoid the flooded ring road.

Highway 4236 in Huey Yod district where flood water is over 80 centimeters deep at Km 11, Highway 4258 in Huey Yod district where flood water is 60 centimeters deep at Km 10-11.

Highway 4151 in Cha-uat district of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Highway 4047 in Phatthalung Highway 4112 and Highway 4192 in Surat Thani.

The Department said that all the damaged highways and roads would be repaired for temporary traffic passage and all would be permanently repaired and reconstructed after food situation returns normal.

It added that further information on highway traffic to the South could be obtained from calling 1586, free of charge on all mobile networks.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)