Accident along Causeway towards Woodlands blocks 1 out of 3 lanes

Longer wait times as a result.

Ruth Chai | December 13, 2022, 03:43 PM

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An accident occurred along the Causeway towards Woodlands on Monday, Dec. 12 at around 11:06pm, rendering one out of three lanes off-limits to traffic.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) mentioned in a tweet that the incident blocked one out of three lanes.

It resulted in longer wait times to enter Singapore via Woodlands checkpoint.

ICA said in an update at 12:49am on Tuesday that the lanes have been cleared.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to an accident at 21 Woodlands Crossing at 21:55pm.

A person was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

In photos of the incident sent to CNA, a Singapore registered car was seen with a damaged bumper.

Photos from CNA

Longer wait times

On Dec. 13 at 9:45am, ICA posted a tweet which stated that there was heavy departure traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint due to tailback from Malaysia.

The tailbacks were suspected to have been due to both Malaysia and Singapore experiencing school holidays, with an influx of families travelling to and fro Malaysia.

In an advisory issued in November, ICA told travellers using the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas to factor in additional time for immigration clearance and avoid peak hours, as travel was expected to pick up during the holiday period.

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