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Road barriers float in the middle of the street as flash floods strike Outram and Boon Lay

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Heavy rain caused flash floods in Outram and Boon Lay yesterday evening. The downpour caused Outram Road to be covered in muddy water and road barriers from a construction site can be seen floating in the middle of the street, further obstructing traffic.

Interestingly, the flooding in Outram Road occurred beside the Public Utilities Board (PUB)’s drainage construction worksite in the area.

Meanwhile, Jalan Boon Lay/International Road also flooded around 5pm yesterday.

Earlier this month, 9 locations in the eastern region of Singapore were hit by sudden flash floods. The knee-deep floods struck Tampines Road, Tampines Avenue 12, Upper Changi Road/Bedok North Avenue 4, Bedok Road/Upper Changi Road East, Arumugam Road, Sims Avenue/Eunos Road 8, Sims Avenue/Tanjong Katong Road, Jalan Nipah, and Bedok Road/New Upper Changi Road.

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The PUB has pointed to the northeast monsoon season, which is expected to last until March, as the cause of the heavy downpours that lead to such floods. The Board added that it plans to combat such weather by conducting drainage improvement works alongside other development works.

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