Metal plates fall from lorry, causing huge jam at Nicoll Highway entrance to KPE

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David Sun
The Straits Times
Oct 24, 2022

Heavy metal plates fell from a lorry at the Nicoll Highway entrance leading to the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) on Monday afternoon, damaging the road.

This was in the direction of the Tampines Expressway and led to the entrance being closed from about 5pm.

It resulted in a jam outside the entrance of the tunnel, with videos of long lines of vehicles posted online.

(Video: Stomper Watson)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) posted a Tweet at about 4.50pm on Monday about an obstacle at the entrance.

There had been speculation online that parts of the tunnel had collapsed, but this was untrue.

Several vehicles were also seen going against the flow of traffic leading to the entrance.

It is understood these vehicles were made to turn around to move out of the area.

(Photo: Facebook)

The entrance reopened at about 12.10am on Tuesday.

No one was injured in the incident.

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