Dangerous hole in Ti Bay; motorists beware

holeMotorists traveling in  Ti Bay near Portsmouth are asked to approach the area with extreme caution as a large hole has opened up on the side of the road.

A concerned citizen, who contacted DNO, said the road itself is showing signs of sinking and is warning that there could be another “Pont Casse” incident in the area if the matter is not resolved urgently.

Recently, a huge section of the road collapsed in Pont Casse due to heavy rains, taking the lives of two of Dominica’s national footballers.

The concerned citizen said yellow tape has been placed around the hole, which is close to Secret Bay Hotel, but cautions people approaching the area to be on the look out.

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46 Comments

  1. watchit
    July 20, 2013

    where is Ti Bay?

  2. Me
    July 18, 2013

    All four roads leading to the roundabout are unsafe. After the big sinkhole in Pond Casse, the government said they were going to inspect all the roads in DA, but I just see all the cracks that look like the roads will be falling in soon still. This is scary!

  3. Anonymous
    July 18, 2013

    Neglect of proper signage and barriers has been a problem in Dominica for years. I remember a Latigue girl losing her life on Grand Savannah back in the 1970s when a bridge was washed away by heavy rains. They put up s sign that was held up by two small boulders. The wind blew it down and the unspuspecting driver drove into a precipice.

    That was almost 40 years ago and now we are hearing about the same type of casual attitude toward driver safety. When will we learn?

  4. Justice and Truth
    July 18, 2013

    These sink holes occur all over the world. You think it is only in Dominica? Dominica recently got a lot of rain. Consider the recent storm. This may have accounted for this hole. Did anyone of you give this a thought?

  5. John Paul
    July 17, 2013

    Why was the Rabbit Festival in Cochrane cancelled?A Dangerous part of the road partially collapsed and all attempts to get the Govt to fix it have thus far failed. Are they out of money ? Look now everytime it rains antrim road sinking into the valley .Early morning drivers to the airport please be cautious.

  6. Ron_Paul
    July 17, 2013

    What all u expect chinese roads :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • leopad
      July 18, 2013

      it was not the Chinese who put the culvert there you are too negative in your talk

    • Justice and Truth
      July 18, 2013

      Your sins, sarcasm and rude words caused this. The more evil people are and with their minds and mouths, the more disasters will strike. You are not doing justice to your country.

  7. mention
    July 17, 2013

    its a funny thing though,ppl on the east is like pick ur poison on the road you choose. if you pass warner road there is also a broken part of the road wen you leave the junction of where you would enter the village and continue u up the main road. if you not familiar with the road especially at nights its also a disaster on dat warner road.layou park road also is not all dat so therefore some serious road safety have to bhe taken into consideration cuz its like a disaster waiting to happen again

  8. interested
    July 17, 2013

    I believe that if a wider view of the road showing the hole was given, persons would better understand the location and the area.

  9. w
    July 17, 2013

    who is de parl.Rep. for de area?

    Mr. Blackmoore boy………ur ministry again boy….signs of neglect….

    i would hate to see a repeat to de Pond Case’ road incident…….let me see how long it will take for a response

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2013

      Are you for real? Do you know where Ti Bay is? Signs of neglect? Isn’t that the road that the Chinese rehabilitated?

    • joan
      July 17, 2013

      poof, leave mr blackmore out of this. this area rains most of the time and if there is not enough or proper drainage sink holes will eventually appear, does secret bay have enough or proper drainage, beware the project dosent fall into a sink hole like the father’s house.

  10. kkk
    July 17, 2013

    did the person directing the movie 2012 get a vision? Cause it seems to me evrything in that movie is true

  11. bamsee
    July 17, 2013

    aye…aye but how come you all haven’t blamed Skerrit for that yet?

  12. MUDD
    July 17, 2013

    Well, what you expect to happen when the people that running the water pipes along that road side always digging it up with heavy machinery. Where do you think the water is going when every time there’s a leak in there pipes

  13. Improving Dominica
    July 17, 2013

    This is so dangerous, we need to send messages to our ministers to let them know that they should be constantly checking the roads here in Dominica. We are so vulnerable with the extreme weathers. Roads need maintenance and updating on a regular basis. We want everyone to stay safe on the road and not worry about where the next sink hole is going to be. DNO please advise readers who we should be reporting these findings to. This would be useful information to know.

    • Anonymous
      July 18, 2013

      true, look at the road at Antrim its moving again in places it has never moved before and we have not did not even have the rain we had in April. They need to close that road it is moving to fast this time

  14. John Hawley
    July 17, 2013

    Unfortunately we lack appropriate diversions for this roadway. It is probably the most heavily traveled highway on our island but if the road is closed there is no practical alternative way to pass. We drive this road twice a day every day as do thousands of others. I hope they can get this stabilized before we return home tonight from Picard to Salisbury, because we have to travel it tonight and once again tomorrow morning.

  15. shatta
    July 17, 2013

    i’m travelin dat antrim (springfield area) road everyday an i dont want to lose my life neda my family an frens!!! an i do not want to go to any funeral right now. who ever is responsible please check dis area out. ppl life is at risk!!!!!

    • watchit
      July 18, 2013

      this time the earth is moving real fast and we have not had the rain we had in April. It is shifting in places it have never had before in such a sort space of time. They need to “officially” closed that road. In places the Layou road is also a death trap. The road is so bad I wonder how those large vehicles drive on it.

  16. July 17, 2013

    Some people are already on the roads and may not have access to DNO to inform them of the sink hole. I hope they are listening to the radio for information. This hole that I just saw, if one is not aware or is not familiar to area could be a fatal surprise. Yellow take is really not enough.

    WARNING SIGNS SHOULD BE POSTED AT LEAST A MILE AWAY TO INFORM MOTORISTS TRAVELING ON EITHER DIRECTION. BE SAFE, DRIVE CAREFULLY.

  17. July 17, 2013

    i agree ppl be careful

  18. Pestle
    July 17, 2013

    Is this part of the EO Leblanc highway?

    • MIA
      July 17, 2013

      Nope, its by the seaside……under the cliff…..by the big stone. :mrgreen:

  19. July 17, 2013

    place danger road signs both before and after in both directions.

  20. Anonymous
    July 17, 2013

    Really? this does not help much. ti bay is a large zone. you could be a little more specific and give proper directions ……….. between secret bay Resort and Rejens Hotel would be a good enough one for ppl who are not too familiar with the area….pfft

    • Anonymous
      July 17, 2013

      If they had said between Secret Bay Resort and Rejens Hotel, you would ask what part between Secret Bay Resort and Rejens Hotel. All you never satisfied,

      Ti Bay is not a big area, like between Roseau and Portsmouth with miles and miles of open road.

      The message is, anyone going into the Ti Bay area should be on the look out.

      • Anonymous
        July 17, 2013

        You muss b a real ****. Everybody knows both places i mentioned even though they dont even know the area is called ti bay. at least in this area they will be on the look out not d entire length n breadth of ti-bay. And if u say ti-bay is small you mussa really fail maths in skool.

        D .A.

      • Anonymous
        July 17, 2013

        Well smarty pants, since you know the area so well, why didn’t you go and take some pics and send to DNO and give a good description. At least the concerned citizen did the right thing and people are now aware of what is going on.

      • watchit
        July 20, 2013

        It is not a matter of not being satisfied, if you don’t know the area you will never know where Ti bay is situated

  21. CONCERNED
    July 17, 2013

    that is a hole for your money. everybody be careful.

  22. Unknown
    July 17, 2013

    Ppl please b careful

  23. lady
    July 17, 2013

    put a sign on d road there, not every body knows that road

  24. la plaine
    July 17, 2013

    the road in the Antrim area (gong up to springfield) above the Dowasco the radio there is also sinking. there are areas in the road where u can see the holes are forming. somebody put up some yellow caution tape and sticks in the hole but that is not enough. we do not want another pond casse inciden to take place. the authorities need to do something. and do it fast…passing on that road now is passig at your own risk. motorist take every precaution….safe driving to all

    • My take
      July 17, 2013

      This is so true. I drove on that said road over the weekend and there are obvious sections where you can see the sink on the road. Signs need to be posted ASAP before we have another disaster.

      • la plaine
        July 17, 2013

        well this morning u should see it with all the rain….i sure hope something is done soon…i would not want to see or hear of another incident like that took my brother’s life. our government need to do some serious investment in some study on our roads too many sections of our roads are showing signs that it is sinking

    • watchit
      July 18, 2013

      THat might be worse than the pond casse incident, the whole side of the mountain is looking to come down at any time. This is also expected as the road in the entire region was actually built on the side of the mountain except from Sylvina to Rosalie road which in a little way inside the precipiece

  25. Reckless
    July 17, 2013

    Wat a holee

  26. stanely
    July 17, 2013

    I support you on dat 100 percent

  27. da real hmmmm
    July 17, 2013

    allu showing the hole show d road n close surrounding area na so ppl who not so sure where ti bay is will hav a betta idea … come on do tings right

  28. country man
    July 17, 2013

    I’m very concern about our roads we travel on..they are life threatenin especially in d antrim area up at springfield..plez mr blackmore do sumthin 4 us up so..or close d road we doe want no more fatallity

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