Evidence of heavy rainfall was clear in the northern part of Dominica Saturday with landslides and surging waters.
The Ministry of Public Works had to close the Pond Casse’ to Melville hall road in response to a major landslide in the Deux Branches area, and urged drivers to take the Castle Bruce route to and from the Melville Hall airport.
“It is not possible to allow vehicular traffic flow while you are trying to address very, very serious landslide, so as a result it makes more sense taking into consideration safety of people,” Minister for Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore stated.
The hope is that the airport road will be cleared by Sunday to return traffic flow to normal.
A landslide in Blenheim also kept the Public Works Department (PWD) busy. The slide took place close to the bridge in the area, but vehicles were able to access the area “partially”. Blackmoore reported swelling of the Blenheim river earlier on Saturday.