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.
The Ministry of Works and Transport is calling on citizens to avoid commute to the North Coast Road today unless absolutely necessary.
The Ministry says citizens must place their public safety first.
It says unless you are a resident in the area, you should not try to use the road until further notice due to the continuation of landslides.
The Ministry says it is maintaining one lane open at this time so motorists should expect traffic delays.
The Ministry of Works and Transport says the water content/moisture of the hills on the way to Maracas Beach continues to be high resulting in further landslips.
In its latest update on the landslip that blocked off part of the road today, the ministry said its technical teams are on site ensuring the roads remain passable at this time.
It is advising drivers to continue to proceed with caution when entering the area.
The ministry says it will execute a detailed preventative plan in the upcoming dry season for the slopes leading to Maracas Beach.