Large Number Of Accidents Following Thundery Showers On 23 Jun Morning
Singaporeans woke up to yet another day of heavy rain this morning (23 Jun), which caused flash floods at numerous parts of the island.
Coincidentally, there seems to be a large number of traffic accidents this morning too, according to the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Twitter feed.
Just this morning, around 20 accidents were reported on the feed, mostly on expressways.
27 accidents and counting
According to LTA’s Twitter page, there were around 20 traffic accidents during the 4-hour period between 8am and 12pm.
This is at least twice the number of accidents compared to when Singapore embarked on Phase 2 of reopening.
Expressways like PIE, CTE, and BKE were affected, due to road accidents at multiple exits.
Other accident sites include Braddell Road and New Upper Changi Road.
Flash floods across Singapore
Many netizens also took to Facebook to warn other motorists of flash floods occurring in locations like Bedok North and Jurong, causing traffic congestions.
Image from an MS News reader
There were at least 5 obstacles reported by LTA over the same period.
Authorities have issued notices, urging citizens to avoid lanes affected by obstacles and motor accidents.
Be careful when driving
While it’s hard to say if the wet weather had anything to do with accidents today, we hope motorists will be careful when they’re driving about.
Let’s hope the flooding situation improves islandwide too, so they’ll be safe for drivers once again.
Featured image adapted from Facebook.