Works Ministry advises caution as clean-up of North Coast landslide proceeds

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 06:15

The Ministry of Works and Transport says it is currently engaged in the cleaning-up of a landslide that is affecting the North Coast Road between Maracas and Tyrico Bay.

It's advising motorists to be cautious and to observe all signs in the vicinity as heavy equipment are employed.

The following is the Ministry's statement:

"The Ministry of Works and Transport is presently on site at the North Coast Road where a major landslide occurred earlier this morning in the vicinity of Maracas Bar and Tyrico Bay.

Contractors have already been dispatched and are presently clearing the fallen debris.

The debris is as a result of rock slides following continued torrential downpours along the North Coast Road for most of the Emancipation Holiday yesterday.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and be aware of heavy equipment on site.

We also encourage motorists to observe all directional signs and barriers, and to drive at a reduced speed on approaching the affected area."