WATCH: Expressway turns into ‘river’ after rain floods area

It’s been a rainy few weeks in the Philippines and yesterday was no different. But those who have found themselves stuck in Manila’s traffic should be thankful they were at least not in the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) yesterday which quickly turned into a “river” because of flooding.

This was caught on camera by Facebook user Romeo C Tagle who posted a video of the scene yesterday.

“ATM Subic bound SCTEX road. Dinalupihan section,” Tagle’s caption reads.

“This is disgusting,” a child can be heard saying in the video. Tagle also points the camera to a BMW whose wheels were already have immersed in the flood and looked immovable.

“Look, that one car is done for,” he says in Filipino.

The video has been viewed 2.4 million times. It has also gained 38,000 shares and more than 7,000 reactions since this article’s posting.

Because of the flooding, SCTEx was impassable for smaller vehicles such as sedans and mini-vans.


According to SCTEX’s twitter account, the expressway only became passable for all vehicles at around 11pm.


Apart from Tagle, other netizens also posted about struggles with the SCTEx. Some asked authorities if they can pass the area, while others also posted photos and videos.





Tropical depression “Josie” has left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) but continued to bring in rains until this morning.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, they are currently monitoring a low-pressure area that could enter the PAR today.

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