A viral social media post has prompted calls for the authorities to fix potholes on several of Saint Lucia’s roads urgently.
A concerned motorist posted two photos – one of a pothole with water and the other of a damaged tyre rim- warning others to be careful.
“Folks, that’s the result of my wheel last night – that’s the La Caye-Dennery stretch just before you get to the old La Caye police station. And mind you, that pothole is on the dead left side. Please be careful,” he stated.
The motorist said if he had the time, he would have removed the water from the pothole and gauged the depth of the pothole.
The President of the Southern Minibus Association, Marcellinus Faisal, told St Lucia Times that road conditions in several parts of Saint Lucia are bad.
And he called on the government to urgently address the situation.
“Fix the potholes,” he stated.
“From La Caye, you see from the stretch in La Caye to the last ALBA bridge, that road is very, very bad. If the government cannot fix that road, they need to fix the potholes. Your vehicle is breaking down – you are getting flat tyres,” Faisal told St Lucia Times.
“I have seen a lot of people with flat tyres because they go down in these holes,” he stated.
“I believe the government can do better,” Faisal declared.
He said that in addition to the wear and tear to vehicles, the poor road conditions could also contribute to accidents as motorists swerve to avoid potholes and end up in the path of oncoming traffic.