North Coast Road still closed

Date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 08:30

The North Coast Road re­mains im­pass­able de­spite the ef­forts by the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port as well as the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture's Hor­ti­cul­tur­al Di­vi­sion to clear fall­en trees block­ing a sec­tion of the road­way.

At around 3 this morn­ing heavy rains re­sult­ed in trees falling down the moun­tain­side on­to the road­way. Works Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan told Guardian Me­dia that ef­forts were made to clear at least one lane by 9.30 am.

How­ev­er, at around 10.15 am the works was still in­com­plete. Min­istry of­fi­cials at the lo­ca­tion said there were de­lays due to the un­avail­abil­i­ty of equip­ment.

 

At present crews are work­ing to clear the fall­en de­bris and al­so sta­bi­lize the hill­side as there are signs of de­bris en­tan­gled in the shrub­bery above.

They are al­so trim­ming away veg­e­ta­tion in the im­me­di­ate area which they be­lieve may cause fur­ther land­slips

Of­fi­cials weren't able to give an es­ti­mat­ed time for com­ple­tion of the work.

Reporter: Rishard Khan

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