Motorists stuck in heavy traffic jam at Tuas Checkpoint due to immigration clearance system issues

View of traffic jam at Tuas Checkpoint. (Photo: SINK – Singapore Ink/fb)
View of traffic jam at Tuas Checkpoint. (Photo: SINK – Singapore Ink/fb)

Motorists crossing the Singapore and Malaysia causeway at Tuas Checkpoint this morning found themselves stuck in a massive traffic jam that lasted several hours, from as early as 6am till about noon. 

It was caused by an issue with the immigration clearance system, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), who said in a Facebook post at 7:45am that its system was experiencing “intermittent slowness.”

An update at 1:3opm showed that the system has “resumed normalcy,” but traffic remains heavy.

Photos and videos on the Tuas Checkpoint Facebook group earlier showed long queues of stationary vehicles from about 6am, with waiting times reaching up to two to three hours for those entering Singapore, according to a post from 10:40am.

Screenshot of post taken from Tuas Checkpoint Facebook group.
Screenshot of post taken from Tuas Checkpoint Facebook group.
Screenshot taken from Tuas Checkpoint Facebook group.
Screenshot taken from Tuas Checkpoint Facebook group.

Posts on other Facebook pages also showed long lines of trucks, cars, and motorcycles snaking for several meters.

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