Engineers from NIDCO, AECOM and the Ministry of Works at the Mosquito Creek, assessing the damage to the highway. (Image: KRISTIAN DE SILVA)
RADHICA DE SILVA

The newly paved highway at Mosquito Creek has sunk further overnight with more cracks developing.

Engineers from NIDCO, AECOM and the Ministry of Works currently are on the scene assessing the damages.

CNC3 News captured footage of the gaping cracks which are filled with water seepage from the Gulf of Paria and the Oropouche swamp.

The road is built on marshlands.

Former consultant at NIDCO and president of the South Oropouche Riverine Flood Action Group, Edward Moodie, told CNC3 News that ongoing highway works have clogged the White Bridge River to a width of one foot.

He believes proper drainage on the sides of the new highway, as well as piling of the existing road, will assist in preventing the road from being pulled into the sea.

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This is a developing story and updates will be provided as they become available.