Mudslide strikes Tampines Expressway again amid wettest Jan in decades

An embankment along the Tampines Expressway that gave way this past weekend under heavy rainfall, disrupting traffic on Loyang Avenue. Photo: Sharael Taha/Facebook
An embankment along the Tampines Expressway that gave way this past weekend under heavy rainfall, disrupting traffic on Loyang Avenue. Photo: Sharael Taha/Facebook

The new year continued its slippery start over the weekend with another mudslide coming down for the second time this month in the same area.

Transportation authorities announced today that workers were dispatched to clean up the mess at the Tampines Expressway near Loyang Avenue again on Sunday, over a week after the first incident which destroyed a portion of highway railings and spilled into the avenue.

“We have repaired the part of the slope beside TPE(PIE) exit to Loyang Avenue that eroded over the weekend due to continuous rain,” the authority said in a statement. 

The affected portion of Loyang Avenue will remain closed until Friday, it added. 

The same slope was hit by mudslides on Jan. 2 after heavy rain fell all over Singapore. Landslides were also reported that day in Outram, Chua Chu Kang, Kusu Island, Lazarus, and St. John’s. The weather agency said this month’s rainfall added up to 632.8 millimeters, making it the wettest January since the ‘90s. Singaporeans can expect more showers through the week, with temperatures falling as low as 22C.

#Update We have repaired the part of the slope beside TPE(PIE) exit to Loyang Avenue that eroded over the weekend due to…

Posted by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving on Monday, 11 January 2021

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