A crane struck the ceiling of the Central Expressway (CTE) tunnel, at the slip road of Upper Cross Street, a massive jam was created as a result of the incident on Monday (5 December) afternoon.
The Police said that it was alerted to the incident at 1.07pm. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The entrance of the CTE tunnel towards Seletar Expressway was closed due to the incident. Therefore, a massive jam occurred along Havelock Road.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) tweeted at around 1.30pm that Upper Cross Street entrance was closed.
The Police advised motorists at around 4.50pm to use alternative routes via Outram Road or Clemenceau Avenue into CTE (SLE).
At 6.50, the Police wrote another post, saying that the Upper Cross Street slip road into CTE (SLE) has reopened.
A 63-year-old man was arrested due to his ignorance by not stowing the crane properly before he took off.
According to LTA, there have been 20 cases of overhead road structures being hit by over-height vehicles. Many of these incidents could have been prevented if the drivers had stowed the cranes before setting off since 2013.
It said that it will require all lorries with cranes to be fitted with an audio warning system to reduce the risk of collision with overhead road structures from 2017.