Less than a week after a landslip swallowed part of the Moruga Main Road at Indian Walk, the area is now accessible as the collapsed road has been reopened to vehicular traffic.
On Saturday night, the Ministry of Works declared the road passable and allowed access to one lane traffic. The contractors General Earth Movers are continuing to do restorative work on the landslip.
MP for Moruga Dr Lovell Francis posted photos of the road on Saturday.
He wrote, “Happy to report that the Moruga Road at Indian Walk is once again open to traffic. Cheers, and enjoy your evening.”
Residents expressed relief that the area was now accessible to vehicular traffic.
Dianne Mark, whose home sits on the brink of the precipice said she was happy that access was restored.
For four days, residents and school children could not get to work and school as vehicles could not pass. Many were forced to use a four-mile detour to get to their destinations.
The residents blamed a leaking water line for the devastation. Mark said the line had been leaking for years. Several years ago, a house belonging to her neighbours Jean and Kelvin Mollino caved into a precipice.
Last December, Carol Young and her family were forced to evacuate their home after large cracks began developing in their concrete house.
- Radhica De Silva