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Electricity off, flooding in some areas

Electricity off, flooding in some areas
A fallen tree at Porter’s St James. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce)

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Crews from the Barbados Light and Power Co. were dispatched to begin restoration of service to customers who experienced outages due to the passing weather system.

Customers in St Philip and St John – Sunbury, Church Village, Dodds, Massiah Street, and Bayfield –were safely restored, the company said in a media release.

However, crews are still working to restore those customers in the St Lucy, St Peter and St Andrew, as well as sections of St James, St Thomas, St Joseph and St George, namely Constant, Carmichael, Glebe, Newbury, Applewaites, Sweet Vale, Andrew’s, Blackmans.

The notice added that “unsafe weather conditions may delay the restoration process”, but “as the conditions ease, our teams will continue to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore the electrical supply to our customers”.

Meanwhile, there are reports of flooding in some areas.

In Porters, St James, motorists were forced to use extreme caution and navigate around fallen trees on the road.

It was a familiar story for residents in Holetown who felt the wrath of heavy rainfall from last night’s thunderstorms, caused by the passing of a tropical wave. The canal there was reported to be overflowing and water flooded nearby properties before it was cleared.

The Met Office issued warnings for flash-flooding, high winds and thunderstorms.

The Ministry of Education announced the closure of school plants and said teaching would be done online today. (SAT/AGB)

Electricity off, flooding in some areas
Flooding on the pasture at Trents, St James, the home of Maple Cricket Club. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce)