The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Jan 15, 2015

In The Straits Times News In A Minute video today, we look at:

*An oil spillage and subsequent road closure of Paterson Road outside Ion Orchard towards Kim Seng Road this morning, caused traffic congestion tailing back to Scotts Road and Newton Circus.

*New private home sales hit a six-year low last year; similar trend expected this year.

*New noise barriers along MRT tracks in nine suburbs including Clementi and Lakeside, will help lower noise levels by some five to 10 decibels.