Heavy rain causes flash floods in central Singapore

A capture from one of the PUB's CCTV cameras that shows a flash flood at the junction of Boon Keng and Bendemeer roads.
A capture from one of the PUB's CCTV cameras that shows a flash flood at the junction of Boon Keng and Bendemeer roads.PHOTO: PUB

SINGAPORE - Heavy storms caused flash floods at various parts of Singapore which have subsided, the PUB said in alerts on Thursday (Dec 10) evening.

An alert at 5.50pm warned of flash floods at the slip road to Airport Boulevard on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).

Earlier tweets said Maxwell Road, and the junction of Boon Keng and Bendemeer roads were flooded.

Traffic was passable though, it said in tweets.

The floods at Maxwell and Boon Keng subsided at around 5.40pm, PUB said.

The flood on the PIE had ebbed by 6.25pm.

Earlier, there was also a brief flood at the junction of Boon Lay Way and Corporation Road from 3.10pm to3.20pm.

Between 5pm and 6pm, several other areas were in danger of flooding as the drains were nearing capacity.

They include Macpherson Road, Playfair Road, Exeter Road, Somerset Road, Lorong Ong Lye and Lorong Lew Lian.


Pond overflowing at Toa Payoh Park during heavy rain on Dec 10 2015. PHOTO: AUDREY NGO

According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), thunder and moderate or heavy showers with gusty winds were forecast for the south, east and centre of Singapore until 6.20pm.