21 Oct '11, 9am

[CNA] Flash floods hit several areas around Singapore

[CNA] Flash floods hit several areas around Singapore

SINGAPORE: Flash floods hit several roads in Singapore, with heavy rain falling over many areas on Friday afternoon. One of the affected roads was in the Upper Serangoon area - after PIE exit, next to the Woodsville flyover - where two lanes became impassable to traffic. According to national water agency PUB, flash floods also hit Woodlands Road near the Kranji Expressway (KJE) slip road; the Little India area (Norris Road, Kampong Kapor, Owen Road); Ang Mo Kio Ave 5; and the junction of Jalan Pemimpin and Bishan Street 21. The flash floods subsided within 15 minutes in most areas, except at Upper Serangoon Road where there are ongoing roadworks near the Woodsville flyover. Floods at Upper Serangoon Road took more than an hour to subside, and PUB is investigating the cause. In Little India, PUB has an ongoing drainage improvement project to alleviate flooding in that area...

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