Christmas landslides cut off roads in Tobago

(Trinidad Express) Shortly before 3 a.m. on Christmas morning, heavy wind and incessant rain started in Tobago, causing landslides in Tobago East and a number of blocked roads.

According to Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) director Allan Stewart and information officer Alex Brown, areas such as Delaford, Goodwood, Hermitage and Charlotteville were affected. There were landslides along the Windward Road, as well as the L’Anse Fourmi/ Charlotteville Link Road.

One of the blocked roads (Trinidad Express photo)
One of the blocked roads (Trinidad Express photo)

Response teams from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities responded and assisted in the clearing of blocked roads. There was also clearing of landslides to reopen the main eastern artery and restore connectivity in the east. Emergency teams continued  to work towards the restoration of normality in the affected areas well into Christmas afternoon.

With the exception of the L’Anse Fourmi/Charlotteville Link Road, all the landslides have been cleared. There was also a tree that fell at Englishman’s Bay that was cleared as well.

 

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