Travellers Stuck In Second Link Jam Cautioned Others To Relieve Themselves Before The Journey

Travellers en route to Johor Bahru (JB) via Second Link yesterday (27 Dec) were in for a rude shock.

They were stuck in what was described by Lianhe Zaobao, as a “mega unbeatable” traffic jam. The jam stretched from Singapore to Malaysia.

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Some netizens reportedly complained that it took a staggering 4-5 hours for them to clear the bridge.

Image sourced via ‘Custom & Msia Road’ Telegram group

Massive traffic jam at Tuas Checkpoint on 27 Dec evening

According to Lianhe Zaobao, many travellers took between 180-270 minutes – about 3-4 hours – to reach JB. This was at around 8pm Friday (27 Dec).

Image sourced via ‘Custom & Msia Road’ Telegram group

About an hour later, things took a turn for the worse when there were those who took 215-325 minutes – between 3-5 hours – to reach their destination across the Causeway.

Image sourced via ‘Custom & Msia Road’ Telegram group

Increasing complaints of massive traffic jams

Lianhe Zaobao reports that both land checkpoints in Singapore saw a slew of complaints from motorists coming in “non-stop” since the last few days.

Image sourced via ‘Custom & Msia Road’ Telegram group

The traffic jam was apparently so severe that when nature called for one woman, she had no choice but to ‘settle’ it by the roadside.

A 3-second clip of the incident has, unfortunately, made rounds on the Internet after it happened.

Many also jokingly warned other motorists to ensure that they have gone to the bathroom before braving the arduously long journey ahead.

Traffic is expected to be heavy until 1 Jan

As forewarned by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) earlier, traffic flow is expected to be heavy from 20 Dec-1 Jan 2020 as it is the festive period.

Given the major congestion, it is safe to say that you should delay any non-essential trips across the Causeway until the new year.

For those who have no choice, you can do 2 things: Keep up with the latest traffic information, and bring along empty bottles & plastic bags for unexpected urgent trips to the bathroom.

Featured image adapted from Facebook and Instagram.