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Roads were horrible before Irma- Dawne G. Weeks

- Said Hurricane Irma is not to be blamed for the poor state of the roads in the Territory
October 23rd, 2017 | Tags: bad roads pot holes Dawne G. Weeks
Tourist transport that was seen stuck in an enormous pot hole. Photo: Facebook
A taxi was seen stuck in one of the many pot holes across the territory. Photo: Facebook
A taxi was seen stuck in one of the many pot holes across the territory. Photo: Facebook
Dawne G. Weeks, a resident appealing for the bad roads to be fixed, while pointing out that Hurricane Irma is not to be blamed. Photo: Facebook
Dawne G. Weeks, a resident appealing for the bad roads to be fixed, while pointing out that Hurricane Irma is not to be blamed. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "This is not caused by Irma," said Dawne G. Weeks, a resident who took to her social media platform, Facebook, to appeal for the roads to be fixed, while pointing out that Hurricane Irma is not to be blamed.

She first commended the departments and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to assist the people of the territory, noting that she had to point out the "enormous pot holes".

The displeased resident said, "Let me first say that I appreciate all the work and dedication over the past months from various service men and volunteers but I have to point out that the enormous pot holes that are in the road have little to do with Hurricane Irma."

Ms Weeks further pointed out that the bad roads were horrible before the passage of Hurricane Irma and have gotten worse to the point where it is becoming dangerous.

Passionate appeal

Meanwhile, she emphasised that things are very difficult but is appealing for the roads to be fixed, adding that tourist season will begin soon.

"I am appealing to the persons responsible for road work. I know that things are difficult right now but please, please do something about this. The Minister mentioned that tourist season will begin in November... Is this what the tourist will have to deal with?" said Ms Weeks.

She continued, "We are in recovery mode and I think everyone would agree with me that these pot holes should take priority. We have been complaining about this way before the hurricane and floods and now it is down right unbearable."

The frustrated resident pointed out that persons in the territory saved what was left of their vehicles following hurricane Irma and the pot holes are making things worse.

Temporary fix

Meanwhile, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said government will be focusing on some temporary fixes to some of the road while others will be rebuilt at a later time.

"We are starting a programme to at least temporarily rehabilitate some of them...and then we have a longer term plan to rebuild a number of them as we have started before, so we are moving in that direction," Hon Vanterpool told this news site.

7 Responses to “Roads were horrible before Irma- Dawne G. Weeks”

  • S tar (23/10/2017, 09:38) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am Fed Up and I agree with the write.
    • hm (23/10/2017, 13:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      u r correct, but then again when road is bein fixed we the ppl don't give the guys time to complete them. always want be up and down driving around goin no where
  • just asking... (23/10/2017, 13:11) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    ask mark where is the millions and millions he spent on roads
  • patience (23/10/2017, 14:16) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    Have patience Ms. Dawne. We all know what Harvey did in August. One month after Irma made her grand entrance. The following week Maria came. Everything will take time to fix, nothing is normal now. We'll get on our feet again, you wait and see.
    If you want to do something take a meal to the homeless people at a shelter or do a good turn to a stranger.
  • Truth (23/10/2017, 15:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This resident is spot on the money, they always say they will do "temporary fixes" and repair later and that LATER never comes, its jus band-aids after band-aids on the problem. The roads are DANGEROUS and I don't feel any one of these officials will take it seriously unless god forbid someone is fatally or seriously injured. YOU ALL DO NOT CARE ABOUT US, its as simple as that.!!!!
  • DON Q (23/10/2017, 19:04) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This whole ndp bunch must go


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