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Heavy rain causes flash floods, traffic jams in several parts of Singapore

Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK/MINSOON LEE
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK/MINSOON LEE
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER ANDREW LUM
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER ANDREW LUM
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER ANDREW LUM
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER ANDREW LUM
Flooding at Commonwealth Lane. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER JERMARCORPUZ
Flooding at Commonwealth Lane. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER JERMARCORPUZ
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER BRYAN CHNG
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER BRYAN CHNG
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER BRYAN CHNG
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER BRYAN CHNG
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER ALEX LEE
Flooding at ACS(I). Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- PHOTO: READER ALEX LEE
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- ST PHOTO: RACHEL AU-YONG
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- ST PHOTO: RACHEL AU-YONG
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- ST PHOTO: RACHEL AU-YONG
Traffic at a standstill near Commonwealth MRT. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas. -- ST PHOTO: RACHEL AU-YONG
Traffic at a standstill near the AYE on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013. The Public Utilities Board (PUB) plans to expand a major drain - Sungai Pandan Kechil- located along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). -- PHOTO: READER @PEASANDPETALS
Traffic at a standstill near the AYE on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013. The Public Utilities Board (PUB) plans to expand a major drain - Sungai Pandan Kechil- located along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). -- PHOTO: READER @PEASANDPETALS
Photo taken near Commonwealth MRT Station at 9am on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas.  -- FACEBOOK
Photo taken near Commonwealth MRT Station at 9am on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013. Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flash floods and traffic jams in some areas.  -- FACEBOOK PHOTO: MAY CHAN
Photo of a canal at Clementi West. -- FACEBOOK PHOTO: EUNICE CHAN
Photo of a canal at Clementi West. -- FACEBOOK PHOTO: EUNICE CHAN
Photo taken at a bridge along AYE at about at about 9.30am on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013. It is "not acceptable" for a major expressway to shut down due to flooding, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said on Thursday ev
Photo taken at a bridge along AYE at about at about 9.30am on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013. It is "not acceptable" for a major expressway to shut down due to flooding, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said on Thursday evening.  -- FACEBOOK PHOTO: EUNICE CHAN

Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flashfloods and traffic jams in some areas. Above is a video from reader Huiyitina.

A tree fell on two cars, causing massive traffic jam along Dunearn Road, according to a reader who called The Straits Times.

According to the PUB, these areas reported high flood risk: Pandan Kechil, Sime Darby Centre, Sunset, Alexandra Canal near Zion Road, Commonwealth Avenue/Commonwealth Drive, and Indus Road/Ganges Avenue.

Areas affected by heavy rain on Sept 5

Flashfloods occurred at Alexandra Road, near the junction of Delta Road, and Commonwealth Avenue/Commonwealth Drive, near Commonwealth MRT station. But the floods have subsided by 9.48am, according to the PUB.