A fallen tree along the Priority Bus Route between U.W.I and Massy Stores rendering the roadway temporarily impassable. This tree also downed power lines. As of 10:15 AM, the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service has cleared the tree and T&TEC has safely removed the lines.
Early morning showers and thunderstorms have moved across Trinidad and Tobago, bringing periods of heavy rainfall across the islands.
Wind gusts between 40-50 KM/H were recorded across parts of Central and Northern Trinidad with rainfall accumulations between 25-45 millimeters, with up to 20 millimeters of rain falling between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.
After several heavy showers and thunderstorms moving across the East-West Corridor, the eastbound Churchill Roosevelt Highway experienced severe street flooding, with some smaller vehicles turning around to avoid flooded roads.
It is always recommended to not travel through flooded roadways, so kudos for those who practiced common sense!
Due to poor drainage, this particular area of the highway suffers from frequent street flooding in the event of heavy showers and thunderstorms.
Street flooding was also reported in various areas of D’Abadie and Piarco earlier this morning, which has since subsided.
Street flooding in Piarco in the vicinity of Bhagwansingh’s
This morning’s activity was due to isolated to scattered thunderstorms moving across the region, ahead of Tropical Wave 32/Invest 96L, associated with the Intertropical Convergence Zone over the islands.
Periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast to persist through today, over the next 5 days.