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SMRT bus that broke down at BKE removed

Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday.  -- PHOTO: DANNY SOH
Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday.  -- PHOTO: DANNY SOH
Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday.  -- PHOTO: IWIN NUX
Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday.  -- PHOTO: IWIN NUX
Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday. -- PHOTO: DANNY SOH
Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday. -- PHOTO: DANNY SOH
Commuters caught in the jam on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) alight from buses. Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush h
Commuters caught in the jam on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) alight from buses. Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday. -- PHOTO: IWIN NUX
Commuters caught in the jam on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) alight from buses. Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush h
Commuters caught in the jam on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) alight from buses. Traffic came to a standstill on the BKE in the direction of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance during the morning rush hour on Thursday. -- PHOTO: IWIN NUX

An SMRT bus that broke down on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and brought Thursday morning's rush hour traffic to a standstill has been removed.

The Land Transport Authority said the SMRT bus broke down at the Bukit Panjang Road entrance into the BKE.

Photos from readers showed commuters caught in the jam alighting from buses and walking away.