Potholes on the Western Express Highway coupled with the continuous overnight rain is causing severe traffic snarls across the city.
Monday morning blues came back to haunt motorists during the rush hour as traffic moved slowly on the stretch of the WEH for over three hours. The stretch between Borivli and Andheri was severely affected.
The traffic police said that several potholes on the route led to the snarls. They added that civic authorities had been notified about the potholes. On Saturday, the Kalanagar flyover was closed to the traffic for pothole repairs.
Officials in charge of traffic divisions in the western and northern region are currently posted at congested patches to ease traffic movement on the south-bound lane of the WEH.
In another incident, a car caught fire on the flyover in Goregaon (East), worsening traffic snarls.
Mumbai traffic police said a sedan caught fire near Hub Mall on the northbound stretch of the flyover. The fire brigade was alerted around 11.15am. “The fire was doused in time. No casualty was reported,” a fire official said.
Moreover, a tree collapsed on a parked car at Veera Desai Road in Andheri (West). No one was injured in the accident, said a traffic police officer.