Thursday 6 August, 2020

BWA working on Halls Road main issue as road collapses

Water Tankers will be dispatched. (FILE Photo from road works recently in Old Bury)

Water Tankers will be dispatched. (FILE Photo from road works recently in Old Bury)


The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is aware of the burst main at Halls Road.

Having received video footage, in an Instagram post, the BWA said that 'motorists and pedestrians should make every effort to avoid this area.'

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Assuring residents and businesses in St Michael that a report of a suspected 12-inch burst main at Halls Road in St Michael has been received, the BWA has also advised these persons of possible outages.

BWA went on to state, 'The relevant department has been notified and will be mobilising a crew to address the report as soon as possible.

'Water tankers will be dispatched to assist. The Barbados Water Authority apologises for any inconvenience this service disruption may cause.' The notice was published around 9.40am, this morning, Thursday, September 5.

Police issued an alert earlier and closed off Halls Road, saying that part of the road has collapsed due to the burst main and both lanes are impassable.

Halls Road is located on the outskirts of Bridgetown.

In addition, s of 8.58am, the BWA said that they are also addressing two other issues in the parish of St Michael - suspected burst main at 1st Ave Parris Gap, Westbury Road, and a suspected burst main at Marine Square, Westbury Road. Meanwhile, in Christ Church a crew will also be servicing of a valve at Chancery Lane. 

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