Watch: Afternoon Showers Trigger Street Flooding Across Port of Spain

Photo: Carisa Lee, CNC3 News, Port of Spain

3:30 PM Thursday 29th August 2019: Isolated showers continue across Western Trinidad, with most showers now affecting West-Central and Southwestern Trinidad. Showers are forecast to subside as the evening progresses. Image: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.
3:30 PM Thursday 29th August 2019: Isolated showers continue across Western Trinidad, with most showers now affecting West-Central and Southwestern Trinidad. Showers are forecast to subside as the evening progresses. Image: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

3:15 PM Update: The shoulder and the leftmost eastbound lanes of the Beetham Highway in the vicinity of the Port of Spain Market is flooded, causing traffic delays out of the capital.

2:45 PM Update – Rainfall has subsided across Port of Spain, but flooding is still ongoing. High tide is forecast at 3:48 PM so runoff will be slow. King tides are also ongoing, so some of the highest tides of the year are expected, further slowing runoff.

As of 2:00 PM, street flooding as begun across parts of Port of Spain as forecast afternoon showers affect parts of Western Trinidad.

Flooding has been reported in the following areas:

  • St. Vincent Street
  • Edward Street
  • Richmond Street
  • Stone Street
  • Wrightson Road
  • Independence Square
  • Various areas of the Eastern Main Road between Barataria and Port of Spain
  • City Gate
  • South Quay
Flooding along Edward Street, Port of Spain near the Treasury.
Flooding along Independence Square, Port of Spain near the Treasury.

2:45 PM - Flooding on Richmond Street, Port of Spain.
2:45 PM – Flooding on Richmond Street, Port of Spain.

Flooding in South Quay, City Gate, Port of Spain

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