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Motorists asked to reduce speed on the road

Motorists asked to reduce speed on the road
Volcano ash can vastly reduce visibility while driving. When wet, it is also slippery. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

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Driving on roads affected by volcanic ash poses hazards, irrespective of whether the ash is dry or wet as traction is reduced, leading to sliding the faster you are driving.

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources (MTWW) is appealing to motorists to be aware of the speed with which they are travelling on the roads at this time and drive below 30 kilometres per hour, especially where there is ash.

This will reduce the possibility of sliding and causing accidents.

Meanwhile, the Ministry and some public and private sector partners embarked on a national road cleaning programme with a view of reducing the ash.

During this exercise, the travelling public will be informed of the roads to be cleaned at specific times and dates so they can make alternative arrangements when this work is in progress. (PR/SAT)