Heavy downpour causes flash floods around Singapore

Heavy downpour causes flash floods around Singapore

High water levels were reported in the Thomson and Novena areas, while part of Orchard Road was reportedly blocked when a tree fell.

Thomson flood

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.

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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

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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.

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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".

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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.

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Young people seen moving the fallen tree outside Orchard Central on Friday (Dec 11). (Photo: Gary Lee)

Source: CNA/TODAY/av