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Car on fire in CTE tunnel blocks Havelock Road exit

Car on fire in CTE tunnel blocks Havelock Road exit
Smoke rising out from Havelock Road exit. Photo: Masturah Maidin
Published: 7:39 PM, August 12, 2017
Updated: 11:26 AM, August 13, 2017

SINGAPORE – A car caught on fire after an accident on Saturday (Aug 12), prompting the closure of the Havelock Road exit leading out of the Central Expressway (CTE). 

Traffic from the CTE towards the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) is still open as the lanes leading there are passable, said the police. 

An update by the police on Facebook around 11.30pm said that all lanes were finally passable. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call for assistance around 6pm and sent nine firefighting and rescue vehicles to the scene. 

According to the SCDF, the fire involved the entire car and was eventually put out with a water jet. 

No injuries were reported. 

The Singapore Police Force said in a Facebook post that the car “caught fire due to a traffic accident”. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.