Rome metro in chaos as city struggles to deal with rain

Photo credit: Il Messaggero

 ROME – Chaotic scenes Monday as the capital found itself unable to cope with the effects of heavy rain over the weekend, reported witnesses.

 In addition to bad traffic, stations on Metro Line A such as San Giovanni have been closed or are operating at reduced capacity.  As Barberini and Baldo degli Ubaldi stations are still closed for repairs, this may put pressure on the stations that remain open.  On Friday, Manzoni station, which is also on Line A, was closed for three hours due to a flood and closed again on Monday according to ATAC, the Rome public transport service.

 The Tangenziale Est road has also been closed following an accident in which no one was hurt, said Il Messaggero.