Moruga road collapses, WASA starts repair work

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 07:45

Emergency repairs to a major landslip along the Moruga Road, Indian Walk, Princes Town have begun.

Residents said that around 7 pm Tuesday, they heard a rumbling sound and found that a section the road, which was being repaired, had collapsed. 
They said they suspect a leaking WASA line was to blame. 

The water line had been leaking for some time and despite complaints from residents, nothing had been done. WASA crews were on the site on Wednesday, seeking to stem the slip.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Moruga/Tableland MP Dr Lovell Francis said that the road contractor is already on site to attend to the restoration as soon as that job is complete. 

He said PURE has suggested that once the line is repaired the road restoration will likely take a day. 

"The obvious solution here is to place these lines above ground but WASA has suggested that given the lay of the land here this is a difficult proposition but it is a longer discussion we will be having," Francis said.