Rain paralyzes Riyadh

In many neighborhoods, people had to wade through ankle deep water to reach home.

In many neighborhoods, people had to wade through ankle deep water to reach home.

Riyadh, Qassim, Hofuf and the Eastern Province experienced rainfall throughout the day on Sunday.

For Monday, the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) forecast torrential rains and thunderstorms accompanied by cold winds in Riyadh, Qassim, Hail and Madinah that would extend to areas in Makkah, Baha Asir and Jazan. Aside from rains, foggy weather will prevail in the northern parts of the Kingdom with low visibility.

In the old Industrial area in the capital, businesses came to a grinding halt due to Sunday’s heavy rains. Almost every road in the Al-Faisaliah district was flooded after just 15 minutes of downpour. Warehouses remained shut in the afternoon as water seeped into many of them.

“Prince Salman Street, considered one of the main thoroughfares in the locality for all heavy vehicles, was impassable, “ Seyed Hamid Mowlana, free lance journalist who works in the old industrial area, said, adding that even prior to the Sunday’s sudden downpour the district was experiencing enough hardship for lack of a proper sewage system.

Mohammed Ali, an accountant working in a steel factory in the new industrial area, said that there was traffic snarl in the evening throughout Al-Kharj Road to the city center. However, with the help of proper detours and guidance, motorists could make their way home from offices.

According to an announcement made by Al-Faris International School in Riyadh, the school will be closed on Monday due to bad weather conditions. The notice from the school administration said that the school will be closed for a day due to concern and safety of its children.


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