GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of motorists were late to work following a downpour which hit parts of Penang island from about 6am till 9.30am.
A tree fell across the road in Jalan Bukit Gambir near the Vistana Hotel at about 8am.
The tree blocked the dual-lane road heading to Bukit Jambul causing massive traffic jam.
A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said seven firemen from Jalan Perak took about 50 minutes to remove the tree.
“We received a call on the tree about 8.20am and we reached the scene in 20 minutes,” he said.
Firemen from Bayan Baru station also removed a tree which fell across a road in Sri Kenari in Sungai Ara at about 8.20am.
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