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November 11, 2014
Trough system dumps over 125 mm of rain on St Vincent

An official at the Roads, Buildings and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) on Monday said that a major road blockage in Overland should have been cleared by the end of the day, yesterday.

The obstruction was a result of overflow of silt from the river in the area, which prevented persons from entering or leaving the area after steady {{more}}rain all weekend.

The blockage was one of many that occurred between Saturday and Monday morning, following a trough system that affected St Vincent and the Grenadines.

According to information from the Meteorological Office based at the ET Joshua Airport, the trough system dumped 125.4 millimetres (4.93 inches) of rain on the island.

Just over 7 millimetres of rain were recorded on Friday evening, 43.3 millimetres on Saturday, 52.9 on Sunday, and more than 20 on Monday morning.

Apart from the obstruction in Overland, a complete road blockage due to landslides was recorded at the Belair Middle Road.

Minor landslides and partial blockages were reported in the Marriaqua Valley and Reeves Level.

The BRAGSA official said that some retraining of the Rabacca river also had to be performed by the company.(JJ)