Third oil spill in less than a week: Lane at Kampong Bahru Road closed

SINGAPORE - A third oil spill has occurred in less than a week, this time at Kampong Bahru Road in the direction of Jalan Bukit Merah. 

Traffic jams are expected during evening peak period as one lane remains closed to traffic, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement at 6.40pm. 

"Due to a spillage along Kampong Bahru Road (towards Jalan Bukit Merah), one lane is currently closed to traffic for resurfacing," said an LTA spokesman.

"LTA will reopen the affected lanes when resurfacing works are completed."

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers had earlier worked to clear the spill with water jets and solvents, reported The Straits Times

Yesterday (Feb 1), an oil spill caused by an accident between a tipper truck and oil tanker resulted in the closure of two lanes along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) after Jurong Town Hall Road exit, causing a traffic snarl that lasted around four hours.

Last Friday (Jan 29), an oil leakage on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) caused vehicles, including 12 bus services, to be caught in a massive jam for several hours. A car had crashed into a Malaysian-registered palm-oil tanker.

Both incidents required tarmac on the affected roads to be resurfaced.