Heavy rainfall: Government urges caution

The Government of Saint Lucia advises commuters to continue to exercise caution after significant rainfall on the morning of Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

At approximately 7:00am, a weak surface trough caused isolated moderate to heavy showers over the north- eastern section of Saint Lucia.

Heavy rains caused isolated flooding rendering the Tomazo Bridge temporarily impassable. Flood waters have subsided and the debris has since been cleared.

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Office recorded a total rainfall of 149mm in the Barre de L’Isle area. The department warns while weather conditions have improved, there is a likelihood of more rainfall within the next 24 hours.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) urges the citizenry to remain extremely vigilant. NEMO encourages all Saint Lucians to continue to listen to weather reports for further updates.

Meanwhile Acting Prime Minister Honourable Philip J Pierre disclosed the procurement for the reconstruction of the Tomazo Bridge is in the final stages.