Traffic jam on AYE after Clementi Avenue 6 exit closes due to spilt paint from lorry

SINGAPORE - White paint that spilt from a lorry along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Tuesday (Oct 24) caused an exit to be closed and created traffic congestion from about noon.

The 45-year-old driver of the lorry was issued a summons for failing to secure goods properly, the police told The Straits Times.

Footage of the scene at the Clementi Avenue 6 exit on AYE towards the direction of Tuas shows white paint splattered on the left lane of the road.

A lorry belonging to freight company Altron Shipping is shown parked in front of the spilt paint. One lane is cordoned off and traffic is shown filtering through slowly.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told ST that it was alerted at 11.55am and dispatched a fire engine.

"We flushed away the paint using one hosereel," said the spokesman.

The Land Transport Authority first alerted motorists about the incident at 11.46am.

It said in a tweet that there was an "obstacle" on AYE towards Tuas at the Clementi Avenue 6 exit, and added at 3.33pm that the exit was closed.

The police said it received a call for assistance at the sliproad into Clementi Avenue 6 along AYE towards Tuas at 11.54am.

The spokesman for the police said they advised the male lorry driver accordingly after issuing him the summons.