Published: Friday January 25, 2013 MYT 11:11:00 PM
Heavy rains see three landslides in Puchong
BY NICHOLAS CHENG
PETALING JAYA: Three minor landslides were reported in Puchong following heavy downpours Friday evening.
Serdang OCPD Supt Razak Elias reported that a three-metre retaining wall in Puncak Jalil 8 cracked during the downpour and spilled mud over a nearby car, bringing traffic to a standstill.
“The Serdang fire department is on site and the relevant authorities have been notified. There were no injuries or serious damages.
“Early investigations suggests that the wall cracked due to the rain and water inside it,” he said.
Razak added that another landslide had occurred in a residential area in Taman Tenaga and in a field behind SMK Puchong 2.
The heavy downpours caused flash floods in many parts of the the Klang Valley, especially Puchong and Shah Alam.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Zahedi Ayob said that traffic had to be diverted from Batu Tiga which was inundated with floods following the rain.
“After a request from MPSJ, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia has opened flood gates to circumvent the floods.
“Waters have receded to two feet and roads are now passable for heavy vehicles. Cars and motorcycles on the other hand are advised to avoid the area,” said Zahedi.
Meanwhile, a PLUS Traffic Monitoring Centre official said no flash floods were recorded along major highways and that traffic has begun to flow smoothly.
He said however that traffic was still slow moving from Subang heading to Kota Damansara, Damansara towards Dataran Prima and from Nilai headed towards Seremban.