Long vehicle nearly topples, spills heavy metal parts on road in Woodlands

 Workers preparing to retrieve metal i-beams that fell off a lorry on Marsiling Drive, at around 7.30pm on Oct 7, 2015.
Workers preparing to retrieve metal i-beams that fell off a lorry on Marsiling Drive, at around 7.30pm on Oct 7, 2015. PHOTO: NIZAM RAZAK
The long vehicle, slightly listed to its left, with its cargo of heavy metal parts strewn all over Woodlands Centre Road at around 3pm on Oct 7, 2015.
The long vehicle, slightly listed to its left, with its cargo of heavy metal parts strewn all over Woodlands Centre Road at around 3pm on Oct 7, 2015. PHOTO: HUANG ZHIXIONG
A traffic jam caused by the accident, which closed the entire road.
A traffic jam caused by the accident, which closed the entire road. PHOTO: NIZAM RAZAK
Workers using a crane to load the fallen i-beams onto the lorry at Marsiling Drive, on Oct 7, 2015.
Workers using a crane to load the fallen i-beams onto the lorry at Marsiling Drive, on Oct 7, 2015. PHOTO: NIZAM RAZAK
Metal i-beams lying on the road where a lorry almost toppled over, causing it to drop its cargo, on Oct 7, 2015.
Metal i-beams lying on the road where a lorry almost toppled over, causing it to drop its cargo, on Oct 7, 2015. PHOTO: NIZAM RAZAK

SINGAPORE - A long vehicle attempting to execute a right turn onto Woodlands Centre Road nearly toppled over, spilling its cargo of heavy metal parts on the road on Wednesday (Oct 7).

The incident happened at a T-junction near the An-Nur Mosque at around 3pm.

Bank executive Huang Zhixiong, 24, was at work nearby when he heard a "crash like thunder" and went outside to investigate.

"The whole road was blocked by the long vehicle, which had listed slightly to its left. It appeared to have lost balance as it was turning right," said Mr Huang.

"The entire road was blocked as there were metal parts on the road and vehicles had to diverted. It was lucky the long vehicle had not toppled over."

Pictures sent in by Mr Nizam Razak at about 7.30pm showed workers helping to remove the metal beams from the road.

As of 8.30pm, the road was still closed and the vehicle's company was still in the process of clearing up the site.

It is understood that no one was injured.