Heavy downpour today caused floods, tree collapse and even rain in HDB lift?!
Were you caught in the heavy downpour this morning?
Some unfortunate souls, especially those living in the East, were. Both the PUB and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) reported flash floods in several areas in Singapore, with water reaching knee-level at some places.
Flooding was reported at Tampines Road, after Hougang Avenue 1 and towards Jalan Teliti; a city-bound stretch of New Upper Changi Road after Bedok Road; the junction of Bedok Road and Upper Changi Road East; the junction of Sim Aveune and Eunos Road 8; Jalan Nipah; and Arumugam Road.
LTA has tweeted several times to warn the public of floods at different areas in Singapore.
Vehicles got stuck and wouldn't move too, prompting some drivers to get down to start pushing their vehicles along.
The heavy rain also affected traffic in places that did not flood.
It was reported that the heavy rain had caused a tree to collapse in Toa Payoh. The tree had collapsed across two lanes, causing traffic going in that direction to come to a standstill.
It is still not known if anybody was hurt in the accident.
However, inconvenient as the flooding or ponding and a tree collapsing might be, such incidents are deemed as a normal result of the heavy downpour.
Something else shared on Facebook this morning was not that common though.
Yes, the heavy downpour actually made it rain in a HDB lift too. A video shared on Facebook showed how water, presumed to be rainwater, was gushing down in the lift.
Unfortunately, this heavy downpour might not be the last. According to the Meteorological Service Singapore's forecast, rainy weather is expected to continue till at least the first half of January. Rainfall is expected to be above normal levels.
What else have you seen this morning that would raise netizens' eyebrows?
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