AN UNDERGROUND pipe in Jalan Semangat, Petaling Jaya, near the Sin Chew office measuring 50cm in diameter burst at about 4am yesterday causing part of the dual carriageway to sink slightly, leading to water seeping onto the road.
The taps ran dry in Section 17, and traffic snarl ensued as vehicles coming from Section 17 and SS2 got into a gridlock when part of the road was closed from 6.30am to facilitate repair works.
The burst pipe was cut and replaced. Work was near completion at about 3.45pm as resurfacing works got underway.
A contractor at the site said the resurfacing work was expected to be completed at about 6.30pm. — By EDWARD RAJENDRA