Fallen trees cause traffic jams

Heavy rain early yesterday morning caused a tree (left) to fall near Geylang Polyclinic, toppling a lamp post and causing a traffic jam in the direction of Sims Avenue. Only the rightmost lane was passable to traffic. A fallen tree was also reported
ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Heavy rain early yesterday morning caused a tree (above) to fall near Geylang Polyclinic, toppling a lamp post and causing a traffic jam in the direction of Sims Avenue.

Only the rightmost lane was passable to traffic. A fallen tree was also reported on the Tampines Expressway towards the Pan-Island Expressway, after the Pasir Ris Drive 8 exit, blocking the two leftmost lanes.

By about 7.30am, the congestion had stretched to the Punggol Road exit.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2017, with the headline 'Fallen trees cause traffic jams'. Print Edition | Subscribe