Friday 16 November, 2018

Watch: Flooding along PBR, East West Corridor

Motorists and the travelling public are advised to proceed with caution as floodwaters are rising along various segments of the East West Corridor.

Motorists and the travelling public are advised to proceed with caution as floodwaters are rising along various segments of the East West Corridor.

As heavy rains continue, street/flash flooding has been reported along the East/West Corridor.

Motorists are asked to proceed with caution on the Priority Bus Route, near Morvant Junction,as well as near Carib Brewery, Champs Fleurs; at Maritime Plaza, Barataria and at 6th Avenue, Barataria.

 

Video used with permission from TTT's Cherrylene Lewis

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has advised citizens to shelter in place. Those in the area are further advised to expect traffic delays.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Works and Transport provided a flooding and landslip update (1.30 pm) based on information received from road overseers from the area:

St. George West

North Coast Road - fallen trees and landslips along the road. Single lane traffic

St Andrew / St David

Paria Road  55km - 61km landslips cleared. Clean up work still ongoing by the Bailey Bridge at 69.1km

Manzanilla Mayaro Road - 62km to 72km, approximately 27 inches on Roadway.

North Oropouche Road and Fishing Pond Road - Water subsided.

Cunapo Southern Road - landslip Cleanup continued along roadway from 11km to 22km.

Caroni

UBH Southbound - 4 inches of water on 1.5 lanes at Caroni Bird Sanctuary. South bound traffic flowing in South bound lane.

UBH northbound - water subsided.

Warrenville Road Cunupia - water subsided

Piarco Bypass Road and Caroni Southbank Road - water subsided.

Madras Road - 4 inches of water.

Southern Main Road Washington Junction to Warren Road - water subsided.

Caroni Savannah Road North - 6 to 12 inches of water, in some areas.

Nariva/Mayaro

Naparima Mayaro Road from Mafeking Junction to Ortoire Bridge (60 - 62km) - water subsided.

Cunapo Southern Road: Navet village 44- 38.6, Cushe village 24km, Biche village 24km water subsided.

Rio Guayaguayare Road, Pool Valley Junction 2.5km - water subsided.

The ODPM is once again reminding citizens to avoid intentionally driving or walking through flood waters.

 

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