Heavy rain causes flash floods at Ang Mo Kio

Heavy rain causes flash floods at Ang Mo Kio

Flash flood at Ang Mo Kio Sep 19
Heavy rain caused flash floods at Ang Mo Kio on Sep 19. (Photo: Telegram/SGRoad Blocks/Traffic News)

SINGAPORE: Flash floods were reported in Ang Mo Kio on Wednesday evening (Sep 19) amid heavy rain over parts of Singapore.

National water agency PUB warned at 5.47pm of a flash flood at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 to Avenue 9. Motorists were advised to drive carefully.

PUB subsequently said in an update at 5.55pm that the flash floods had subsided. 

Almost 9cm of rainfall was recorded in the area between 5pm and 6pm, according to the Meteorological Service's data. This is more than the rainfall recorded during the Bukit Timah flash floods on Jun 29.

Senior business development manager Gary Haris told Channel NewsAsia that flash floods also occurred at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and Avenue 5. 

A video taken by him shows pedestrians at a sheltered walkway in ankle-deep water. 

The 44-year-old said that the flash flood began around 6pm, adding that the water "rushed down like a waterfall" at the staircase leading to a car park.

A Channel NewsAsia reader who did not want to be named said that the market and food centre at Block 628 Ang Mo Kio was affected by the flash floods as well, with ankle-deep waters. 

Cars and motorcycles were also partially submerged in muddy water at the car park next to the market. 

Ang Mo Kio flash floods 2
Motorcycles parked at the car park beside Ang Mo Kio 628 Market and Food Centre were partially submerged in muddy waters. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia reader)

A video on Facebook page Singapore Road Accident shows vehicles at a traffic junction with their wheels partially submerged. 

Another video that was circulated online shows a car that had stalled in the middle of the road at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

Ang Mo Kio flood car submerged
Screengrab from a video circulating online which shows a car stalled in flood water in Ang Mo Kio.

Bus operator SBS Transit said in a tweet at 5.55pm that several bus services had to skip the bus stop opposite Yio Chu Kang station along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 due to the flash floods.

The bus services have since returned to normal. 

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Source: CNA/ng/(hm/ra)