Trough system destroys section of Congo Valley road
December 9, 2016
Trough system destroys section of Congo Valley road

The trough system that passed over St Vincent and the Grenadines on November 28 and 29 not only left dozens of people homeless, but has made it difficult for about 60 persons to get to their places of employment and others to get to their homes.{{more}}

The Congo Valley main road, which runs alongside the Grand Sable river, caved in completely in one area, cutting off vehicular access to the Mountain Top bottling plant, the SVG Cocoa Company, the Jennings catchment area of the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) and 10 farms.

Access to and from the area is now only possible by foot.

There are also three permanently occupied homes in the area and the private pools of at least two other individuals.

The Congo Valley area is a popular recreation site where persons hold goat cooks and river picnics on weekends and public holidays.

(l see a video clip of the broken road at