The one thing everyone looks forward to is getting their drivers licence. After all, with said licence comes freedom. However, driving isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There’s plenty of stuff people dread about driving too, like accidents and traffic jams. Sadly, the duo usually coincide.
Yesterday (30th March), a tanker truck crashed into an SUV around 6pm at the Genting Sempah Tunnel. Although there were supposedly no casualties, save for a few injuries, the biggest problem was the traffic jam it caused. Cars were trapped on the road until early this morning (31st March).
Facebook group DAily Traffic REport announced the accident via a post yesterday. They confirmed that an accident had just taken place near the Genting Sempah Tunnel heading to the Gombak Toll. From the photos, a giant tanker could be seen lying on its side, leaking white smoke. Netizens were issuing warning to be wary of the smoke as it was an unidentified chemical.
However, the accident also inadvertently caused a massive backup on the road headed down from Genting. Vehicles were trapped with drivers waiting impatiently for traffic to move. From the photos and videos uploaded on socials, cars were lined up on the road and remained unmoving.
One driver shared via a Facebook video that they had been there since evening. He reported that it was already 11pm and there hadn’t been much progress. Most drivers had since given up and were simply waiting with their engines off. Netizens later shared that the jam had yet to move, although it was nearing 1am.
Traffic jams may be a common occurrence, but they are never fun. It must have been very tiring for those caught in the jam. We hope everyone managed to reach their destination safely!
Sources: China Press, Facebook (1)(2)(3)
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