PHILIPSBURG–A tropical wave caused severe street flooding across the island on Monday necessitating the temporary closure of Zagersgut Road and avoidance warnings to be issued for Cay Hill roundabout up to Puma Road, L.B. Scott Road to Cake House and the Emilio Wilson Estate/ball field area.
The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI gave the all-clear at 1:00pm, after the morning’s heavy rainfall.
All roads and intersections were clear at that time and were deemed safe for traffic based on assessments of the road network executed by the Ministry of VROMI.
Motorists were still urged to drive with caution, to be aware of street flooding and to avoid any flooded or flood-prone areas during heavy rainfall. Those travelling along hillsides were advised to drive with caution and look out for rock-falls and possible landslides.
Utilities company GEBE closed its office at 12:00pm due to the weather. Normal business resumes today, Tuesday, at 7:45am.
The office of Social and Health Insurances SZV closed at 1:00pm on Monday, also due to inclement weather. Scheduled appointments for medical insurance cards will be rescheduled. Persons who had appointments will be contacted by SZV for a new appointment date. For general inquiries, persons are asked to visit
A number of stores in Philipsburg closed for the day after assessing the weather.
A heavy rainfall advisory remains in effect until 6:00pm today, Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/89565-tropical-wave-causes-severe-street-flooding