The Jakarta Post
A nearly two-hour heavy rainfall inundated Jakarta and toppled trees on Monday, leading to heavy traffic in some areas.
A commuter train passing Karet Station in Central Jakarta and Ancol Station in North Jakarta was temporarily stopped after trees fell onto its power cables at around 2 p.m.
The fallen trees affected the Tanah Abang-Manggarai and Jakarta Kota-Tanjung Priok routes.
"We advised customers to use another mode of transportation," Eva Chairunisa, spokesperson of Kereta Commuter Indonesia, which operates the train, said in a statement. She added that there would be refunds for affected passengers.
Following evacuations, the trains resumed operations around two hours later, as reported via the company's Twitter handle @CommuterLine.
Meanwhile, 50-centimeter-deep floodwaters reportedly inundated Jl. Dukuh Bawah, in South Jakarta, preventing motorists from using the underpass. At 4 p.m., however, the traffic started to move normally again, according to the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) via its Twitter handle @BPBDJakarta.
The Jakarta Police's Traffic Management Center has reported several fallen trees, including on Jl. Pejompongan Raya and in front of Mulia Hotel in Senayan, both in Central Jakarta. (fac)