Rain Collapses Periférico Norte, Honda River Overflows in Naucalpan

Pulse News Mexico photo/Melissa T. Castro


Sudden downpours on the night of Wednesday, June 7, caused flash flooding throughout Mexico City, leaving cars, trucks and buses stranded in water that reached nearly three meters high along parts of the main Periférico Norte expressway and forcing people to abandon their cars, trucks and buses.

The heavy rains, dropping up to 12 centimeters in less than 90 minutes in some parts of the city, caused localized flooding of numerous main thoroughfares and tunnels, backing up traffic for hours and prompting police to close down roads, particularly in the north of the capital.

Many stranded drivers had to be rescued by emergency responders.

Just north of the city, in the satellite suburb of Naucalpan, the Hondo River overflowed it banks and flooded surrounding homes in the El Conde and Echegaray neighborhoods, residents reported.

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