Scattered showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday backed up traffic in parts of central and southern Guam as heavy rains brought reports of flooding.
The National Weather Service issued a short term-forecast yesterday forewarning island residents to be cautious while traversing roads. Reports were received that Dairy Road in Mangilao was impassable, due to a stalled vehicle in floodwaters.
The flooding also caused the closure of the Infant of Prague Catholic Nursery and Kindergarten on Tai Road in Mangilao. In a release from the Archdiocese of Agana, administrators of the school reported excessive flooding which prompted the school to shut down operations today.
Community residents also reported flooding before the Pago Bay Bridge. A viewer-submitted video shows a line of vehicles attempting to pass through the area as the floodwaters appeared to have risen approximately two feet.
While some braved the waters, other motorists had to find alternative routes into and out of the Yona village.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) reminds the community to practice extreme caution while traveling in rainy conditions, by driving below the speed limit and allowing enough braking distance between vehicles.