SINGAPORE - A massive fallen tree branch blocked traffic on two lanes of Lower Delta Road on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 22), causing an hour-long closure for traffic along one direction of the road.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said there were no injuries.
An SCDF spokesman told The Straits Times it was alerted to the incident at 2.17pm, and dispatched an ambulance to the scene. However, no medical help was required.
Rag-and-bone man Tay Kiat Swee, 70, said he heard a loud crack at about 2pm, before a branch from the yellow flame tree fell onto Lower Delta Road and obstructed both lanes of traffic in the direction towards Beo Crescent.
Before the police arrived, Mr Tay took an orange caution sign by the road from earlier works and placed it in front of the fallen tree. He also used a whistle to alert motorists to the obstruction.
Once the sign was in place, Mr Tay decided to check if any pedestrians had been crushed by the tree.
"Cars are bigger and easier to see, but not pedestrians. So I decided to dig through the branches to see if anyone had been trapped. It was lucky that no one was injured," he said in Mandarin.