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Retaining wall collapses @ Manuel Reef

Following heavy rains from the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona-now a hurricane- at the weekend, a retaining wall collapsed at Manuel Reef. Photo: VINO
The collapsed wall at Manuel Reef on September 20, 2022. Photo: VINO
The collapsed wall at Manuel Reef on September 20, 2022. Photo: VINO
No one was reportedly hurt when a retaining wall at Manuel Reef collapsed at the weekend, following heavy rainfall. Photo: VINO
No one was reportedly hurt when a retaining wall at Manuel Reef collapsed at the weekend, following heavy rainfall. Photo: VINO
MANUEL REEF, Tortola, VI- Following heavy rains from the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona-now a hurricane- at the weekend, a retaining wall collapsed at Manuel Reef.

According to reports, no one was hurt; however, persons were urged by Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA to proceed with caution as they approach the bottom of the hill at Manuel Reef.

“The collapse of a retaining wall at the bottom of the Hill leading to homes above, has narrowed the road to a near impassable state.

Unfortunately, removal of the wall at this time may result in further and bigger landslides. Please exercise patience as a solution is being sought,” Hon Fraser stated on his Facebook page on September 19, 2022.

‘These things happen all the time’- Hon Fraser

It is unclear exactly when the wall collapsed; however, Hon Fraser said he received a call about the collapsed wall on Monday, September 19, 2022, the day after the territory experienced heavy rainfall.

“Stories of our lives. These things happen all the time. Too often,” Hon Fraser commented.

6 Responses to “Retaining wall collapses @ Manuel Reef”

  • He delivers the goods (20/09/2022, 12:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Have no fear Rowland for Fraser will have it sorted out in short order.
  • WOW (20/09/2022, 12:38) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    So important news
  • 3rd district delivers ❓ (20/09/2022, 15:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    what / when and where , i think he needs to
    be delivered , spiritually ????
  • Arrion (21/09/2022, 01:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Too much rain to hold back all of that mud. Sorry for the owner.
  • Bad design (21/09/2022, 06:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    “These things happen all the time. Too often” Frasier said. So, why are we allowing substandard work? Looks to me like hydraulioc pressure behind the wall from recent rains forced it down. Was drainage considered when the wall was built? It doesn’t look like it was properly anchored down. Frasier’s comment in the end reflects the cavalier attitude towards construction, like we needed more reminders…
  • Substandard (22/09/2022, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor work. The wall has a 6 inch footing. You need at least 18inches of footing.


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