Seveso River Floods Milan

Heavy rain forced levels of the Seveso River in Milan to overflow. Parts of the city saw flooding, including some of the city’s metro stations. The city’s traffic, including trams and buses, seemed to have suffered the worst. Streets were around 30cm to 50cm deep in flood water at one stage during the morning rush hour. Flood water also put out traffic lights, causing more commuter chaos.

The Seveso broke its banks early this morning at around 03:00 hrs. One of the worst affected areas of the city is Isola (Zone 9 ).

Milan saw some brief flooding just a few days earlier on 24 June 2014.