Flash floods force closure of lanes on Yuen Long Highway

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25th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal Special Announcement was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 12.20pm while Thunderstorm Warning was issued at 1.30pm and will remain in force until 3.30pm today. Intense gusts reaching 70 kilometres per hour or above may affect Hong Kong.

Due to the recent flash floods, sone of the lanes on Yuen Long Highway heading towards Sheung Shui near Tan Kwai Tsuen Rd has been closed. The affected lane will remain inaccessible to motorists until further notice, forcing drivers to utilise the remaining lanes for their commute.

The closure has resulted in significant traffic congestion, particularly during peak hours. Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly and allow for extra travel time.