11 July 2024

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Public Works hastily erected a small embankment today (Saturday), using asphalt and pebbles in three side roads off of the Rama III Road, to block overflows from the swollen Chao Phraya River from flooding roads and communities.

High tides, expected between October 26th and November 9th, are predicted to raise the level of the water in the river, causing water to spill into lanes 54, 52 and 56 off the Rama III Road.

The embankment is about 50cm high, which is sufficient to prevent flooding of the main road, residences and commercial areas around the three lanes.

City officials say that they could not use sand bags to block the three lanes, because they are frequently used by motorists.