Part of Punggol East road closed for 3 hours after cargo truck hits height limit barrier

Part of Punggol East road was closed after a truck hit a height limit barrier, knocking its cargo onto the road, on Nov 6, 2017.
Part of Punggol East road was closed after a truck hit a height limit barrier, knocking its cargo onto the road, on Nov 6, 2017. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ROADS.SG

SINGAPORE - A section of Punggol East road was closed for three hours on Monday (Nov 6) after a truck that was above the height limit crashed into a barrier.

According to the Land Transport Authority's (LTA's) One Motoring website, Punggol East road, towards Tampines Expressway (TPE), after Punggol Field Walk, was closed from 4.05pm.

The road was reopened at about 7.10pm. 

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted at 3.53pm to an accident involving a lorry along the slip road at Punggol East into TPE.

No injuries were reported and police investigations are ongoing.

A photo posted on Facebook page Roads.sg shows a truck at the scene, with its cargo upended on the road.

Drivers who are found guilty of damaging road structures can be jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000.

Repeat offenders face up to five years' jail and a maximum fine of $10,000.