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Nov 23, 2020

Access Roads and Bridges Impassable in Several Areas

Alpheus Gillett

There are several access roads and bridges that are impassable tonight as flood waters continue to flow down towards the sea. A NEMO Advisory states that in the Corozal District, Caledonia, Sarteneja, Copper Bank, and Progresso roads are impassable and the Consejo Road is inundated. In Cayo, the low-lying wooden bridge and the Iguana Creek Bridge are under water and in More Tomorrow Village; both roads are impassable at this time. In Stann Creek, the Coastal Road is trafficable from Hope Creek to Gales Point and motorists need to drive with extreme caution as culverts are being replaced due to ongoing construction of the highway. Numerous small wooden, concrete and hammock bridges are either destroyed or significantly damaged. In the Belize District, the Boom/Hattieville Road as well as Bomba causeway is impassable by small vehicles. The Crooked Tree causeway remains under water. While in Santa Martha and Flowers Bank, roads are only accessible to high vehicle.  


Alpheus Gillett, Belize Rural Coordinator, NEMO

“Well we know the Crooked Tree causeway has been cut off from since the beginning of this bad situation. But now we have Bomba – the causeway is two feet under water and only big vehicles can access in and out from that community. We have now Flowers Bank. We have been assisted by the Belize Defense Force to transport people from Flowers Bank because the Flowers Bank road is almost a mile under water; at the deepest point, I would say, three feet under water. So in the morning, the B.D.F. high trucks are taking people who are working in Belize City and in the evening, they are assisting those villagers to get back within their community. In addition to that, we have the Boom Road that takes you to the Belize River Valley area; that is cut off. And then the Boom/Hattieville Road, I would say it is two feet plus under water so small vehicles cannot pass in that area.”

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