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Locations hit by flash floods on Wednesday are known hotspots: PUB

SINGAPORE — Flash floods were reported in the Western and Central parts of Singapore, after an afternoon of heavy rain on Wednesday (Jan 24).

A flooded street in Tanjong Pagar after an afternoon of heavy rain on Jan 24, 2018. Photo: Social media

A flooded street in Tanjong Pagar after an afternoon of heavy rain on Jan 24, 2018. Photo: Social media

SINGAPORE — Flash floods were reported in the Western and Central parts of Singapore, after an afternoon of heavy rain on Wednesday (Jan 24).

The PUB said in a statement on Wednesday night that the flash floods occurred at three locations at around 5.15pm - Jalan Boon Lay/International Road, Craig Road and Outram Road.

According to the agency, Jalan Boon Lay/International Road, Craig Road are known flood hotspots.

It added that there are "plans for drainage improvement works at Jalan Boon Lay/International Road in tandem with upcoming development works in the area".

PUB says it is studying measures to improve the drainage at Craig Road. 

"The flood at Outram Road is next to PUB’s drainage construction worksite and we are investigating further," it said.

PUB says it expects the ongoing Northeast Monsoon season to continue till March.

Members of the public who who require flood updates can find the information on PUB's Facebook www.facebook.com/PUBSg or the agency's mobile app "MyWaters". 

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