Sunday 20 October, 2019

Watch: Smoke from bush fires affecting visibility on UBH

Some drivers are reporting of heavy smoke as a result of bush fires in the Caroni area.

Videos being shared on social media on Thursday afternoon showed heavy layers of smoke along the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH) near Caroni as a result of two bushfires. 

The flames were spotted just off the south-bound lane of the highway.

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) also advised drivers to proceed with caution:

"Public Advisory: There confirmed reports of a fire in the vicinity of the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH) near the Caroni area. This has resulted in reduced visibility on the roadway. The public is advised to proceed with caution. Remember, when visibility is low, drive slow."

Drivers are advised to proceed with caution when passing along the highway. 

 

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