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NEMO says Calla Creek road repaired and Jalacte Highway cleared

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017. 8:46 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: NEMO informs the public that the access road to the village of Calla Creek, via Bullet Tree Village has been repaired after being significantly damaged by recent rains and flooding in the western part of the country.

The road was rendered impassable early Friday morning, July 7, 2017, when a portion of it, where a few culverts are located, was completely washed away by flooding.

On Saturday, NEMO Minister, Edmond Castro visited the area, and through public-private sector collaboration between NEMO, Cayo West Area Representative, Erwin Contreras, and Cayo businessman Sergio Chuc, the road was repaired and made passable once again.

The Minister of National Emergency Management and NEMO advice that this is only a temporary fix, and that a more permanent solution will be engineered and executed by the Ministry of Works.

In Toledo, excessive rainfall over the weekend triggered a mudslide which led to temporary blockage of the recently paved Belize/Central American Highway between the villages of Jalacte and Pueblo Viejo.

The mudslide occurred early Saturday morning, July 8, 2017.

NEMO, the Transport Department and the Ministry of Works responded promptly, and the road was partially cleared within a couple hours, allowing traffic to be restored at that location, which is 2 miles outside of Jalacte Village. This is the second time since the completion of that road that a mudslide has occurred in the same area.

Motorists travelling our highways and roads during this raining season are advised to be cautious and to be always on the lookout for damaged infrastructure that might result from excessive rainfall and flooding.

 

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