Rainstorm hits the Huilongguan community of Beijing’s Changping District, July 16, 2018. (Photo/China News Service)
(ECNS) - Flood waters disrupted transportation in many low-lying areas in the Huilongguan community of Beijing’s Changping District, Beijing Evening News reported.
Heavy rainfall caused many intersections and roads submerged by flash flooding, with one section cut off at Yuzhi East Road.
Photos that went viral on social media showed cars immersed in water and passengers struggling through the street.
Transport authorities had to close two lanes leaving and entering Beijing on the usually busy Beijing-Tibet Expressway, leading to long traffic jams. Drivers were urged to choose detour routes and to avoid flood-hit roads.