SINGAPORE: A heavy downpour on Friday (Dec 11) caused flash floods and a falling tree across various parts of Singapore.
National water agency PUB reported flash floods at Cambridge Road (near Pek Kio CC), at Boon Lay Way / Corporation Road, Thomson Road (near Novena Rise), Mandalay Road / Balestier Road and Boon Keng Road / Bendemeer Road.
Channel NewsAsia viewer Gary Tse, who was on the way to the hospital, reported a heavy downpour in Novena, while TODAY reader Wilson Tiow submitted photos of a flash flood near Thomson Medical Centre.
The flash flood along Thomson Road, opposite Thomson Medical Centre on Dec 11, 2015. (Photo: Wilson Tiow)
A video submitted to Channel NewsAsia by viewer Berlin Ang showed the waters were ankle-deep at the bus stop opposite Thomson Medical Centre.
#SgFlood: A viewer sent in this video of ankle-deep flash floods at the Balestier-Novena area, filmed from an eatery opposite Thomson Medical Centre. http://bit.ly/1Nfz87k(Video: Berlin Ang)Posted by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on Friday, 11 December 2015
High water levels were reported at Novena. (Photo: Gary Tse / Twitter)
On Orchard Road, a tree came crashing down on the road in front of Orchard Central mall.
The tree that fell over on Dec 11. (Photo: Ray Rascal)
A man was spotted redirecting traffic there, as the fallen tree had blocked off at least one lane. Twitter user @MahaBornFree tweeted a photo of his good deed, labeling him a "kind soul".
A man was seen redirecting traffic after a fallen tree blocked part of Orchard Road. (Photo: @mahabornfree/Twitter)
After the rain stopped, others jumped in to help. Channel NewsAsia viewer Gary Lee sent in a photo of youngsters trying to remove the obstruction from the road.
Young people seen moving the fallen tree outside Orchard Central on Friday (Dec 11). (Photo: Gary Lee)