Wednesday 11 December, 2019

TTPS: No flooding in Port of Spain

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service assured citizens that it was safe to commute into Port of Spain, after early morning showers affected parts of Trinidad.

The TTPS said in a tweet that there was no flooding in City Gate.

"The TTPS wishes to advise commuters that it is safe to come into Port of Spain. There is no flooding in Port of Spain.The streets are passable and City Gate remains clear at this time. Download the TTPS App for more updates."

Early morning showers affected parts of North Trinidad including Diego Martin, Carenage, Port of Spain and environs. 

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government said in a tweet on Tuesday morning that light showers were affecting parts of the main highways.

"As we head out this morning there is light rainfall across many areas in Trinidad and Tobago. Traffic has already begun to pile up and so we take this opportunity to remind you of a few key safe driving practices for inclement weather: 1. Reduce your speed, 2. Improve visibility by turning on headlights and wipers 3. Avoid driving through water 4. Observe traffic signs closely and utilise turning signals 5. Be vigilant and considerate- look out for fellow drivers and pedestrians Let us all be safe on the nation's roadways today!"

Drivers are urged to delay travel or seek alternative routes in cases of heavy showers and to avoid flooded areas.

The public can also follow the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service for the latest updates. 

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