PUB to upgrade major drain at AYE to deal with flooding
SINGAPORE - Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a post on his Facebook page that this will help to alleviate the flooding at the AYE as currently Sungei Pandan Kechil drains south to the sea and is subject to tidal influence. The AYE was one of the areas most affected by Thursday morning's flash floods, which was caused by heavy rain falling over the central and western Singapore.
Parts of NUS campus flooded after heavy morning showers at Kent Ridge area
The Straits Times understands that the science and engineering faculties were among the buildings affected. At the science faculty blocks, water reached knee-level and even cascaded off higher-tier floors into the basement. Staff working at the engineering faculty said the water level was at least ankle-deep.
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Heavy rain causes flashfloods, traffic jams
Many parts of Singapore reported moderate to heavy thundery showers on Thursday morning, resulting in flashfloods and traffic jams in some areas.
A tree fell on two cars, causing massive traffic jam along Dunearn Road, according to a reader who called The Straits Times.
According to the PUB, these areas reported high flood risk: Pandan Kechil, Sime Darby Centre, Sunset, Alexandra Canal near Zion Road, Commonwealth Avenue/Commonwealth Drive, and Indus Road/Ganges Avenue.
Flashfloods occurred at Alexandra Road, near the junction of Delta Road, and Commonwealth Avenue/Commonwealth Drive, near Commonwealth MRT station. But the floods have subsided by 9.48am, according to the PUB.
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