Hundreds stranded due to flash flood in Valenzuela

By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 31 2011 02:10 PM | Updated as of Aug 31 2011 10:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of commuters were stranded in Valenzuela City when a downpour triggered a flash flood in Marulas on Wednesday.

The McArthur Highway was quickly inundated. Some parts of the highway were already rendered impassable to light vehicles because of waist-deep floodwaters.

Some of the commuters, particularly students, stood helplessly on the sidewalk while waiting for the flood to recede.

Others have decided to try and board buses that were already overloaded with passengers.