80-foot concrete spill  on Back Street
February 23, 2007

80-foot concrete spill on Back Street

Motorists and pedestrians in Kingstown have to endure an unsightly, 80-foot concrete spill along Grenville Street from Gibson Building Supplies to the building just before the Methodist Church Hall. The spill occurred about 12:15 p.m. last Friday and up to press time had not been cleaned up.

Eyewitnesses said that it was a white concrete mixer travelling downtown that made the spill, but no one has come forward to take responsibility and the concrete has since hardened.{{more}}

SEARCHLIGHT contacted the three major ready-mix concrete suppliers in St Vincent and they all denied responsibility. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation and Works Leon Snagg told SEARCHLIGHT “we are aware of the situation and will do everything to find out who’s responsible and make them clean it up”.

Vincentians have been complaining of concrete spills in different parts of the country including large spills at Gibson Corner and Casson Hill which in addition to being unsightly, create traffic hazards.

Station Sergeant Calvin Glasgow attached to the Traffic branch of the Royal

St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said that an investigation is ongoing and whoever is responsible can be charged under the Litter Act among other violations.

Meanwhile the spill is a hazard to public safety.