Heavy downpour floods Singapore roads

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s morning traffic was disrupted on Friday, June 25, after a heavy downpour flooded many parts of the island, and fallen trees blocked roads leading to the city.

Traffic along the Bukit Timah road towards the city stood still for few hours after a stretch of the road was flooded, while in other places, traffic had to be diverted.

Other areas also affected by the floods and fallen trees were Upper Thomson Road, Ang Mo Kio Avenue, Jalan Boon Lay and part of Orchard Road.

The PUB, the republic’s water agency, recorded a 100mm rainfall within an hour, beginning 8am.

On June 16, the same amount of rainfall flooded the Orchard Road tourist area, causing massive damage to properties and vehicles, as well as disrupting
businesses there.

This morning’s floods subsided within an hour after the heavy rains stopped after 9am. -- Bernama
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