Oil spill along PIE, 2 lanes closed

Oil spill along PIE, 2 lanes closed
Taken by Ong Wee Jin
PHOTO: The Straits Times

UPDATE at 7.09pm: LTA has completed road resurfacing works along the stretch of PIE (Changi) after Jurong Town Hall Road exit.

A LTA spokesman said one lane was re-opened at 6pm and the remaining lane was re-opened at 7.05pm.


SINGAPORE - An oil spill caused by an accident has resulted in the closure of two lanes along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) after Jurong Town Hall Road exit on Feb 1.

According to LTA, the accident involved an oil tanker.

Two lanes are closed "to facilitate recovery", said LTA.

Motorists are advised by LTA to seek alternative routes such as the slip road of Toh Guan Rd.

The affected lanes and the slip roads of Bukit Batok Rd and Jurong Town Hall Rd into PIE (Changi) are closed to facilitate recovery and will be opened when recovery works are completed, said an LTA spokesman.

This is a second oil spill incident in four days.

Last Friday, an oil spill which occurred at 3am along the Bukit Timah Expressway caused a massive jam until around 3.15pm.

It was reported that a motorist had driven into the bank of a Malaysian-registered oil tanker, crushing the entire hood of his car. The driver, 41, was conveyed conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

The clean-up and recovery, which included repaving part of the expressway, took about 12 hours.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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