Update: Lady Young Road remains impassable, TTPS warns of robberies
Update: The Police Service is advising the travelling public that the Lady Young Road, Morvant, remains impassable to vehicular traffic due to fresh land slippage and falling debris. The roadway is therefore closed off and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes into and out of Port-of-Spain.
Motorists are also advised to avoid the use of St Francois Valley Road and Maryland Hill as reports have reached the TTPS of attempts to rob motorists.
Last night the Ministry of Works and Transport announced that the road was open following the removal of the fallen debris.
On Wednesday, the Minister of Works and Transport (MOWT) opened the Priority Bus Route to light vehicles only, between Abbatoir Road, Port of Spain and Morvant Junction, until further notice.
The MOWT, in a tweet, alerted the public to the landslide located approximately 1/2 mile up from Morvant Junction.
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, in a release, said that reports were received of a vehicle being partially covered by rubble.
The San Juan/Laventille Disaster Management Unit and Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services were deployed and are currently on scene and the driver has since been moved to safety.
First response agencies including the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation, Port of Spain City Corporation, Ministry of Works and Transport, Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, and Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service are currently working together to clear the debris, direct traffic, and bring order to the situation.
The public is being asked to find alternative routes and exercise caution if currently in the area.
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