KL roads flooded – Jln Cheras, Peel Road, Bukit Jalil, TAR and Hang Tuah affected; Smart tunnel now closed

A Rolls-Royce Cullinan can be seen almost completely submerged here. Click to enlarge.

As feared, today’s heavy downpour has resulted in flash floods across multiple major roads in Kuala Lumpur. Jabatan Penerangan WPKL has just issued a notice listing seven roads affected:

  • Jalan Cheras
  • Jalan Peel
  • Jalan Sri Permaisuri 4
  • Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil
  • Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
  • Jalan Hang Tuah
  • Tunnel Yaacob Latif

Posts on X also show roads in Taman Melawati under a considerable amount of water. On top of that, the dual-function Smart Tunnel is now completely closed to traffic to fulfil its flood-control duties.

If the route you intend to take is affected, delay your journey if possible, and avoid forcing your way through floods as it may cause significant damage to your vehicle.

Also highly recommended is the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown, vehicle owners without flood coverage face potentially massive repair bills.

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  • Kea Was on Oct 18, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    The best previous environmental Man telling us that Malaysia is not a climate vulnerable country back in 2021 then go and dish out direct negotiation tender to all cronies for flood mitigation projects guess all goes down the drain people’s tax payers money.

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    • Dah Menang Semua on Oct 19, 2023 at 4:24 am

      Seems like we need bigger drain pipes and rivers than building more highways!

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  • Nasi Plastik on Oct 19, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Ong mari Sui pergi. Cuci habis

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  • Milankovic Cycle already started on Oct 19, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Due to climate changing thus basically human species need to commute on amphibious vehicle or sampan.

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