Home Briefs: Heavy traffic expected at checkpoints

Heavy traffic expected at checkpoints

Traffic is expected to be particularly heavy through the Woodlands or Tuas checkpoints on weekends during year-end holidays, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority said yesterday. This is due to security checks which lead to traffic build-up.

Travellers are advised to check the traffic situation at both checkpoints before embarking on their journey. They can call the traffic information hotline on 6863-0117, tune in to the radio for the latest traffic conditions, or visit the One Motoring website (www.onemotoring.com.sg) or MyTransport.SG portal (www.mytransport.sg).

Monsoon rain may cause flash floods

The north-east monsoon is expected to bring showers late this month until January next year, said the Meteorological Service Singapore and national water agency PUB in a joint press release yesterday.

Over the same period, high tides of at least 3.2m are expected from Dec 14 to 17, and from Jan 13 to 15. Heavy rain coinciding with high tides could lead to localised flash floods in low-lying areas.

PUB officers have distributed flood advisories to residents and shop owners in hot spot areas.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe