Chumphon flood makes major North-South freeway impassable

In Chumphon province, the freeway connecting Bangkok to the South of Thailand has been hit with a flood so dangerous it has been impassable. After 300 millimetres of rain fell on the Chumphon districts of Lang Suan, Sawi, and Thung Tako on Tuesday, the primary artery travelling the whole of southern Thailand was flooded in a quantity of areas.
Save battered province saw heavy flooding throughout several districts in Tuesday’s heavy rains except for the highway flooding. Officials within the province – which serves as the northern place to begin for ferries to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui – say this is the fourth flood in Chumphon this 12 months.
The Flood Situation Command Centre, headed by the Deputy Governor of Chumphon, is warning that a lengthy detour towards Ranong is necessary for all autos apart from heavy trucks. The re-routing advised is a detour at the Pathomporn intersection in Muang district, and the swerve to the west adds about 200 kilometres to the journey south.
The only different choice at present is to attend out the flooding at rest stops and gasoline stations along the route until water recedes and it’s secure to proceed. A similar state of affairs is advised for northbound travellers who’re advised to stop their journey in Lang Suan or face the long detour. The northbound detour is from the Wang Takor intersection that travels towards Ranong province through Pa Toh district..