Travel Warning: Mexico City Rains Causing Floods and Havoc

The city's poor drainage systems and increased levels of ill-disposed garbage, combined with many centimeters of rain, have resulted in deep floods in almost every district.

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With the (late) arrival of Mexico’s rainy season this week, huge rain storms have caused traffic chaos and flooding across the nation’s capital, Mexico City.

The city’s poor drainage systems and increased levels of ill-disposed garbage, combined with many centimeters of rain, have resulted in deep floods in almost every district, including the more affluent area of Polanco.

Even government offices (pictured) and underground metro stations have been devastated by the flooding, making public transport just as risky as the roads.

If you’re travelling to or from Mexico City over the coming weeks, be sure to account for long traffic jams, particularly between 16:00 and 21:00, when the largest storms hit and the traffic is even denser.

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