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Strong gusts uproot trees, cause traffic jams

Published on Jun 13, 2014 7:03 AM

Violent gusts of wind from an early-morning storm downed trees, knocked tiles off roofs and caused fish farms to drift from their moorings yesterday.

The effects were felt from Pasir Panjang to Pulau Ubin, as branches landed on cars, trees toppled and caused jams, and the vicious squalls sent outdoor furniture flying.

Commuting to work in Chinatown from her Pasir Panjang home yesterday morning, lawyer Anamika Bagchi, 30, found the way blocked by fallen trees not once but twice - in South Buona Vista Road, and near Tanglin.

"It took me an hour to get to work instead of the usual 15 minutes. To be safe, I took a completely different route home."

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