Monday, March 16, 2009

Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway

Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
The rain and storm, which occurred on March 15, had caused a large tree at Jurong East MRT station to be uprooted and toppled over.

STOMPer Andrew, who happened to be there, says that the tree was resting on the covered linkway and was so heavy that not only was the roof caved inwards, the pillars of the covered linkway were also giving way.

The police had to be called in to prevent the crowd from walking under the linkway.

Andrew says in an e-mail:

"I was at Jurong East MRT at around 4pm yesterday (March 15) when I came across a big fallen tree resting on the roof of a covered linkway.

"The roof was damaged with some of the pillars slanted by the impact. The Police came at around 4.30pm and began to seal off the place for safety reasons.

"Pedestrians were forced to walk around the tree on muddy and slippery ground. It was done as a precaution in case the tree toppled even further and crashed through the roof due to the muddy ground on the base of the tree and also the whole tree trunk was resting on the roof top which might give way due to the weight on it.

"No temporary wooden planks were set up before NParks came to cut down the tree at around 8.15pm.

"When night came, it was even worse, pedestrians had to walk around the tree in the dark and slippery muddy ground, made worst by all the holes that were created by previous pedestrians.

"I was able to hear many pedestrians complain about having to walk on muddy ground."

Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway
Uprooted tree rests precariously on sheltered linkway

Related posts: So many uprooted trees seen at Jurong East (18th March 2009)
Over 30 trees at Jurong West parks uprooted in thunderstorm (16th March 2009)
Storm sends Science Centre ceiling boards crashing (16th March 2009)
Heavy rain causes tree to fall outside Jurong Primary School and stall traffic (15th March 2009)

Seriously, what's up with all these trees falling all over the Jurong area?

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