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Flash floods at Punggol Way, Hougang Avenue 8 due to heavy rain: PUB

SINGAPORE — Flash floods have occurred in at least two areas in Singapore amid heavy rain on Monday morning (Aug 30), said the PUB.

Flooding at the junction of Tampines Avenue 10 and Pasir Ris Drive 12 on Aug 20, 2021.

Flooding at the junction of Tampines Avenue 10 and Pasir Ris Drive 12 on Aug 20, 2021.

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SINGAPORE — Flash floods had occurred in at least two areas in Singapore due to heavy rain on Monday morning (Aug 30), PUB said. 

In a tweet, the national water agency advised motorists to avoid Punggol Way, at the slip road to the Tampines Expressway, because one out of the road’s three lanes was affected by flooding. 

The other flash flood was along Hougang Avenue 8, which affected one out of two lanes. 

As at 11am, the agency had issued more than 30 flood warnings for at least 10 other locations across Singapore.

The locations were:

  • Sime Darby Centre
  • Balestier Road and Thomson Road
  • Upper Paya Lebar Road
  • Lorong Buangkok 
  • Happy Avenue North in MacPherson
  • MacPherson Road
  • Yio Chu Kang Road
  • Puay Hee Avenue and Siak Kew Avenue in Potong Pasir
  • Siang Kuang Avenue in Potong Pasir
  • Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 and Teck Whye Lane

Last Tuesday, there were flash floods across the island, with rainfall at a record high.

The flooding occurred along Dunearn Road between Sime Darby Centre and Binjai Park, causing roads to be impassable.

Videos circulating on social media last Tuesday showed flooded roads and bus stops in other areas across the island, such as along Cashew Road and Jurong Gateway Road.

On Aug 20, five people had to be rescued from partially submerged vehicles after heavy rain in the morning similarly triggered a flash flood near furniture store Ikea Tampines. One person had to be taken to the hospital.

PUB said it was investigating if construction works may have caused the flooding.

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