Bomb hoax, car breakdowns, rampant queue-cutting all add to last weekend's Causeway jams

Long lines of cars near the Woodlands Checkpoint on the evening of Dec 15, 2018.
Long lines of cars near the Woodlands Checkpoint on the evening of Dec 15, 2018.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - A bomb hoax, two incidents of cars breaking down and rampant queue-cutting added to the severe congestion experienced at the Causeway last weekend.

Commuters should continue to expect heavy traffic from Friday (Dec 21) till New Year's Day at both the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, especially on the weekends, added the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Wednesday, as it stressed that security will continue to be its top priority and that checks against potential threats will be stepped up during the festive period.

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