Accident involving trailer and car on PIE causes traffic gridlock around noon Oct 26
SINGAPORE — An accident involving a trailer and a car on Tuesday (Oct 26) morning caused major jams on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), with motorists able to use only one lane of the highway to get by.
SINGAPORE — An accident involving a trailer and a car on Tuesday (Oct 26) morning caused major jams on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), with motorists able to use only one lane of the highway.
In response to TODAY’s queries, the police that they were alerted to the accident along the PIE towards Tuas before the Stevens Road exit, at 11.03am.
No injuries were reported, they added.
Earlier in the day, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) tweeted at 11.16am to advise motorists to avoid lanes two, three and four of the Tuas-bound PIE near the accident.
In subsequent tweets, LTA said that there was congestion until the Toa Payoh exit. Later, the jam had extended to the Central Expressway (Seletar Expressway) exit and finally, as far as the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) exit.
The distance of the KPE exit is roughly 4.5km from the site of the accident.
In photos of the accident posted online, the trailer can be seen obstructing three lanes of the expressway, causing traffic to slow to a crawl.
Videos posted online showed motorists moving onto the first lane past the trailer as an LTA officer looked on.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it had received a call for assistance along the PIE after the Thomson Road exit, though it noted that its assistance was not required.
Police investigations are ongoing.