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Road fixed after SUV gets stuck

This vehicle was stuck in a large hole at the corner of Paul P. Wattley Road and Joe's Hill Road on January 29, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The hole at the junction of Paul P. Wattley Road and Joe's Hill filled today, January 30, 2018 following an accident there the day before. Photo: VINO
The hole at the junction of Paul P. Wattley Road and Joe's Hill filled today, January 30, 2018 following an accident there the day before. Photo: VINO
It is unclear how the driver of this vehicle managed to get his vehicle into this situation at the corner of Joe's Hill Road and Paul P. Wattley Road on January 29, 2018. Photo: VINO
It is unclear how the driver of this vehicle managed to get his vehicle into this situation at the corner of Joe's Hill Road and Paul P. Wattley Road on January 29, 2018. Photo: VINO
The vehicle stuck at the corner of Joe's Hill Road and Paul P. Wattley Road on January 29, 2018. Photo: VINO
The vehicle stuck at the corner of Joe's Hill Road and Paul P. Wattley Road on January 29, 2018. Photo: VINO
JOE'S Hill, Tortola, VI- It was yesterday, January 29, 2018 that this news site was alerted to a vehicle stuck in a deep hole on the side of the road that leads into the Paul P. Wattley Road from the foot of Joe's Hill, on Tortola.

It is unclear how the vehicle managed to find itself in that position as it appeared as if it was coming out of the Paul P. Wattley Road to turn right when it fell in.

While some may say its a slow news day since the accident happened a day ago and it didn't appear to be a very serious accident, the story is that the hole has since been filled.

This new development was noticed when our roving cameras passed by today, January 30, 2018.

This bears to the testimony by many that the National Democratioc Party (NDP) Government is more reactive than proactive.

Recently, two horrible patches of road, in Brandywine Bay and West End, were fixed only after this news site brought them to the public's attention.

15 Responses to “Road fixed after SUV gets stuck ”

  • ... (30/01/2018, 18:26) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    Thank God for vino
  • wize up (30/01/2018, 18:27) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    why cant the roads be fixed ????
  • Geeze (30/01/2018, 20:26) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    It always take an incident to get attention to matters of safety. People the internet and online news and social media is a movement. Expose it and you'll see results
  • Diplomat (30/01/2018, 23:08) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is government so reactive, nonchalant and reckless about the deteriorated condition of the roads? They can at least take care of the potholes on the 124 linear miles of road in the territory. Potholes can cause accidents and damage vehicles, increasing the operating cost of vehicles. Keeping potholes at least patch temporarily is not a heavy lift. Here is a solution. Establish 3-4 pothole crews that fan out across Tortola on a daily basis fixing potholes. All that is needed is a truck, three employees, signage, flags, walkie talkies, shovels, rakes , picks, hot/cold mix, compactors.......etc. VG, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke can have similar crews. An SUV getting stuck in a pit like- pothole is embarrassing. PWD should be ashamed of itself. They can rush to repair potholes when VINO publishes them so why can’t they find and fix them? What does PWD do again? This is a service that can be outsourced/ contracted out. Bummer, c’mon man!
  • Viewpoint (31/01/2018, 08:31) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Question: Why are there department heads? We blame NDP and whichever party is in at the time for everything that isn't done but government administration had departments that are responsible for making sure things get done. These dept heads obviously are not doing their jobs. It is just a position for them and their main concern is getting paid. Get rid of them and appoint people who want to make a difference for our country and are willing to do their jobs with pride. If I had a position responsible for roads and I pass a huge hole in the road practically everyday and I do not take the initiative to get it fixed until a vehicle falls in, I do not need to be in that position. Plain and simple. It is not always NDP's fault. Each dept has to take ownership for their responsibilities or give it to someone else if they are not capable. It's about time government workers pulled up their socks and do their jobs!!!
    • @Viewpoint (31/01/2018, 10:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The head of the household is responsible for what the maid does. The head of the fountain must take the blame. If the department heads are not functioning as they should, then its time to let them go and replace with persons who would do the job.
    • VOW (31/01/2018, 10:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The ///////// head have /// own business // is a sheep covered with greed. A lot of things going on in that department and the government should have stop it long before the flood and hurricanes and it is worst because most of the time spend on their own //////// company . How things will get any better when we have a self government and some of the // are doing their own thing . This place will put one foot forward and the //will put it ten backward.
    • soon come (31/01/2018, 13:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Was there not a rumor (or fact) that the governor's office was letting go workers who have not been reporting to work, or otherwise underperforming? If this is fact, why is it not in an advanced stage? Everyday I see government vehicles speeding and overtaking on the same bad roads.
  • um (31/01/2018, 14:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    Why is water and sewage not fixing the running of street water on the east end road by there is a line running water from someone yard that cause the roadway to be muddy children have to walk there to go to school why is the government allowing someone to flood the road like that why water and sewage dont put a stopper on the line that the water is running from. I dont understand the road is so muddy and no one is doing anything

  • Cassandra (31/01/2018, 21:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well at least this car has proof of negligence and can sue the government to fix or if damaged too much, replace his car, and while it is being fixed, pay for his rental he will need to get around. Proof is on the picture and shows his plate. That what I would do. These craters are going to kill someone.
  • Bandit (01/02/2018, 10:24) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    This driver aviously was not paying attention to the road.


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