A national clean up of fallen trees and foliage obstructing the public network of roads and drains following the passage of Tropical Storm Tomas gets under way this Saturday, November 13, at 7.00 a.m. along Highway 1. The exercise will start at Sherman’s, St Peter and move south to the Shell Service Station, Black Rock, St Michael.
Department of Emergency Management Programme Officer, Simon Alleyne, stressed that the clean up would entail the removal of only trees and foliage uprooted during the recent storm. He further indicated that persons living along Highway 1 should not place domestic or other garbage among the tree limbs and other foliage that is to be collected this weekend.
Mr. Alleyne explained that the operation along Highway 1 was the start of a national clean up campaign and that the dates for cleaning of other roads would be announced later.??
Agencies involved in the clean up will include the Ministry of Transport and Works, the National Conservation Commission, the Sanitation Service Authority, the Drainage Unit, the Soil Conservation Unit and the Roving Response Team.
Motorists and other road users are asked to cooperate with personnel who may be directing traffic while work is in progress along Highway 1.