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Claxton Bay residents are calling on the government to repair a landslip near their homes which has toppled two utility poles.
The T&TEC pole has been replaced already but residents say with heavy rains, the road slippage is getting worse.
During a protest on Friday, residents of Belview Village, Diamond Road and Windsor Park came out to voice their frustration.
President of the Diamond Road Village Council, Anthony Coyoneze, said they have written letters to the councillor, to Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee, and to the Ministry, but not enough has been done to rectify the problem.
“They threw gravel on the road, but it is still difficult for people to pass with their vehicles,” he told Guardian Media.
He said Diamond Road is the main access road in case there is an emergency at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.
Another resident Kevin Constantine said they had reported the matter since last year but nothing has been done.
“The poles are continuing to lean. There is a precipice next to the road and a leaking water line. The line was fixed and WASA dropped some pipelines to replace the lines, but it is covered in bush,” Constantine said.
Zoreena Rasheed said the heavy traffic on the Diamond Road due to the landslips was unbearable.
“Sometimes I cannot even get out of my driveway. Something has to be done about this,” she said.