Drainage works at Paya Lebar
By Melissa Pang

A cab splashes water as it makes its way through flood waters. --ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

THE Public Utilities Board (PUB) is working to improve drainage in the Paya Lebar area and alleviate future flooding.

This comes after an intense downpour on Sunday caused localised flooding in some parts of Singapore, including Upper Paya Lebar Road.

Investigations are being carried out to determine the cause of the flash floods.

In the meantime, drainage openings will be created along Upper Paya Lebar Road to ease the flow of water.

The connection from the roadside drain to the main drain at the junction of Upper Paya Lebar Road and Lim Teck Boo Road will also be enlarged.

These drainage improvement works are expected to be completed within a week or so.

The highest rainfall recorded on Sunday was 97.6mm, more than 50 per cent of the monthly average rainfall in April alone. According to PUB, it is not unusual during the inter-monsoon season.

Shop owners and residents in low-lying areas are advised to take precautions to protect their belongings by storing them on higher levels, or placing sandbags at entrances to block floodwaters.

Motorists travelling along roads at the low-lying areas are also advised to exercise caution if there are flash floods.

To report obstructions in drains or to check the flood situation, members of the public can call PUB-One at 1800-284 6600.

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