If you're planning to do some last minute Christmas shopping tomorrow, you better do so quickly.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that a holiday 'carmaggedon' is expected to occur this coming Friday, December 21. With traffic already worsened this December, the MMDA has advised motorists to prepare for an even worse traffic situation tomorrow as people will be both leaving for their respective provinces as well as coming into Metro Manila for the coming holiday season.
On Friday, traffic is expected to slow down even more, saying that the usual 20-minute trip could take as long as 45-minutes. There are also expected choke points such as EDSA, Balintawak, Cubao, Ortigas, Ayala and Buendia.
Motorists are advised to take alternative routes and leave ahead of time in preparation for the possible 'carmaggedon' traffic. That or you can also choose to just stay at home instead, rather than sitting in traffic on Friday to get last-minute shopping done.
The MMDA has also announced that number coding for private vehicles will be suspended from December 24 to January 2, 2019. Meanwhile, coding for provincial buses will be suspended starting December 21 to January 2.