The sudden and prolonged downpour threw life out of gear in Chennai, its suburbs and its neighbouring districts on Thursday as many roads and streets were inundated with rainwater.
Motorists and office goers were the most affected as several vehicles were stuck on the roads for hours together. The arterial Anna Salai witnessed a stalemate as the vehicles moved on at snail’s pace.
The city traffic police reported closure of Gengu Reddy Subway in Egmore, Madley subway in T Nagar, Aranganathan subway in Saidapet and RBI subway at Parry’s Corner due to waterlogging.
Slow moving traffic were reported on Raja Mannar Salai at KK Nagar, Dr Sivasamy Salai in Mylapore, Poonamallee high road in Vepery, Jawahar Nagar at Sembium, 100 ft road near MMDA and Lake View Road in Nungambakkam due to flooding of roads.
However, visuals of several other inundated roads were shared by people on social media.