Met Office cancels rough seas alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has cancelled the Hazardous Seas Alert which it issued on Thursday last week. 

The Met Office says sea conditions have returned to normal and it has dropped its alert to the Green Level, which means that no immediate action is required.

It says that coastlines around Trinidad and Tobago are no longer being influenced by long period swells.

Tyrico Bay was closed on Sunday as a result of rough seas.

The rough seas also damaged a home in Marabella.

Met Office issues Adverse Weather Alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued an Adverse Weather Alert #1 – Yellow Level for the period Friday 21st September, 2018 3:00 a.m. to Saturday 22nd September, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Yellow level means that there is the potential for negative impacts.

Met Office discontinues adverse-weather alert

The Met Office has discontinued the adverse-weather alert for Trinidad.
The Met Office says the most intense activity due to the ITCZ has passed.
However, it says a few lingering showers are expected and that flood waters will gradually subside in areas currently experiencing street/flash flooding.
It is advising nationals not to take unnecessary risks but to remain vigilant and continue to monitor official sources for information.

Central residents on alert after woman goes around conducting fake census

Residents of Couva North Gardens and Roystonia believe they may be targeted by bandits soon,

Residents tell CNC3 News a woman was seen in the area on Saturday, claiming that she was working with an organisation called the Central Statistical Board and was conducting a census.

The residents say the woman wanted to know how many people were living in houses on particular streets in the area.

The residents informed police, however, the woman was not located.


Lady Young Road to be closed again Tuesday during specific hours

The Ministry of Works and Transport says the Lady Young Road, Morvant will be temporarily closed tomorrow from 9 am to 3 pm, and again from 7 pm Tuesday to 5 am on Wednesday 7th March, 2018, for further slope stabilization works.

The road was reopened this morning to vehicular traffic after being closed over the weekend.

The road was cut off by a landslide last Thursday and the ministry has been working to ensure that there are no further land slips since then.

Senator hospitalised after bee attack

Senator Avinash Singh had to jump into a river to preserve his life on Saturday, after being attacked by a swarm of bees.

Up to late yesterday, Singh, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, remained warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, after being stung by more than a hundred bees.

Singh, a registered farmer, was ploughing his father’s land in Felicity, Chaguanas, when the bees invaded the area and swarmed around him, the T&T Guardian was told.

WASA work to affect part of Beetham Highway tonight

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising of traffic restrictions along the East-bound carriageway of the Beetham Highway from late tonight, east of the lighthouse in the vicinity of the PTSC compound.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to carry out repairs to a leaking 8” pipeline at this location.

These restrictions will be in place from 10 pm on Friday March 2, 2018 to 6 am on Saturday March 3, 2018

The public is being asked to use alternative routes where possible.

Brace for more traffic jam today

If you plan on heading into the capital city today for work, business or pleasure expect a significant traffic disruption as one of the main arteries used by motorists, the Lady Young Road, in Morvant is unlikely to be reopened.

Engineers worked overnight to clear mounds of rock, trees and silt which posed a significant threat and are hoping to reopen at least one lane of the roadway today.

Alternative routes into and out of the city are the Eastern Main Road and the Beetham Highway.

Drivers can also take the scenic, but longer route, through Maraval and Santa Cruz.

Traffic disruption northbound on highway by Couva Hospital tonight

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that from 9 pm tonight to 2 am on Tuesday, there will be a temporary traffic disruption along the northbound lanes of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway in the vicinity of the Couva Children’s Hospital.

The ministry says this is to facilitate the removal of the temporary surface and repaving of the asphalt surface.

The public is advised to:

• Please proceed with caution and observe all informative and directional signs and barriers 

Fatal accident in Santa Rosa

An accident along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway this morning has claimed the life of one person.

Reports indicate that the incident took place shortly after 6:30 am in the vicinity of the Santa Rosa traffic lights.

The caused a massive traffic pile up and motorists are being advised to approach with caution.

We will have more details when we get it.