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POWER OUTAGE @ WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT, WHOLE PLACE DARK WITH ONLY EMERGENCY LIGHTS

The Woodlands Checkpoint experienced a power outage on 9 October at about 1am, with motorists ending up being rerouted to the Tuas Second Link because immigration clearances were delayed.

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The power was only restored several hours later, and ICA issued a statement on Facebook at about 5.30am announcing the resumption of power.

ICA’s Facebook update

[9 Oct, 6.25am] Immigration clearance and power at Woodlands Checkpoint has been restored. Travellers are advised to check One Motoring website before embarking on their journey.

Hello darkness my old friend

Several commuters who were adversely affected by the power outage, took to social media to complain about the situation, with some of them being stuck at Woodlands Checkpoint for hours.

Facebook user Venessa Tan shared that the Woodlands Checkpoint was dark, and only had the emergency lights on, as she was midway from Singapore to JB in a bus.

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She said that the ICA officers had to handwrite their passport information.

Other motorists described the situation that they faced, with Facebook user Muzafira Majab saying that she was stuck at the Second Link at 3.39am.

She said that she was stuck for more than an hour with her companions, and they then detoured and went to Tuas Second Link, only to be stuck again.

Image sources:  சிங்கையின் மங்கை on Facebook and Google Maps

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