Heavy rain causes flash flood, fallen tree in northern Singapore

Heavy rain causes flash flood, fallen tree in northern Singapore

Channel NewsAsia·2018-01-30 19:05

Seletar North Link was hit with a flash flood on Tuesday (Jan 30) evening. (Photo: Twitter/PUB)

SINGAPORE: Heavy rain fell across Singapore on Tuesday (Jan 30) afternoon, causing a flash flood at Seletar North Link and a fallen tree on the Tampines Expressway (TPE). 

Crazy storm and stuck in traffic on the way from #Yishun to #YioChuKang this aft. Hail, 20+ trees over the road, thick traffic, snapped road barriers, bent signage. Our taxi driver said he’s never seen anything like it....and he’s been around awhile! #singapore #storm #weather pic.twitter.com/62s7T2BLgG

— The Snapped Fork (@thesnappedfork) January 30, 2018

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) tweeted at 5.10pm that the Yio Chu Kang Road exit on the TPE was closed due to an "obstacle", which Channel NewsAsia understands was a fallen tree. 

Obstacle on TPE (towards SLE) at Yio Chu Kang Rd Exit. Yio Chu Kang Rd Exit closed

— LTATrafficNews (@LTAtrafficnews) January 30, 2018

PUB said in a tweet at about 5.30pm that both lanes on the Seletar Road were closed and urged motorists to avoid the area. 

Flash floods at Seletar North Link. 2 out of 2 lanes are affected. Avoid the area. Issued 17:17hours. #sgflood pic.twitter.com/BEufTnIUmj

— PUB (@PUBsingapore) January 30, 2018

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