KLANG: Heavy rain and strong winds which struck parts of the Klang Valley beginning 2.15pm this afternoon uprooted trees, damaged buildings, flooded roads and caused major traffic gridlock.
In Taman Berkeley here, a tree fell onto three cars, badly damaging them.
Downed trees have been reported in more than 20 areas in Klang, including Jalan Tengku Kelana, Jalan Tepi Sungai, Jalan Taiping, Jalan Sireh (at the exit to Taman Seratus) and Jalan Batu Tiga Lama.
It is learnt that only one lane of the Musaidin Bridge, heading south, is open.
Traffic is reportedly at a crawl in several districts in Selangor, as roads are flooded or obstructed by felled trees, said state Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Superintendent Azman Shariat.
A 48-second video which has gone viral via WhatsApp shows many vehicles heading to Shah Alam and Klang on the Federal Highway turning back towards Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur due to flooded stretches on the road.
The Meteorological Department had earlier forecast heavy rain and strong winds this afternoon for Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang.