Roads blocked and serious damage Island-wide
Large areas of the Island’s roads are blocked by fallen trees and downed poles.
Barely a road is passable and the public should stay indoors to allow emergency crews to clear up, Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva told the Emergency Broadcast Station at 7.30am.
Three boats have run aground at Mullet Bay, St Georges, while the left side of the old recycling plant off Devon Spring Road is destroyed.
The Causeway appears to be mostly intact although a few walls have come down on the St George’s side. Police and the Regiment were on the Causeway from 8am assessing the damage and the Causeway remained closed at 9.30am.
The exterior of the airport appears to be fine, initial reports suggest.
The Regiment were on Front Street at 8.30am clearing the roads. The large tree outside the Ferry Terminal on Front Street has come down and flooding has been reported in the area of Victor Scott School.
Cedar Avenue by Victoria Park was still blocked at 9.50am.
A giant tree has come down on Reid Street near the Armoury Building and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has sustained minor damage, while a downed power line is blocking North Shore Road near Flatts.
Police Headquarters at Prospect has suffered minor roof damage, while a speed monitor has come down near the Arboretum.
A tree and utility pole have come down at Clifton, near the US Consulate, and gas pumps have been damaged at the gas station at the Crawl.
Part of the roof of the House of Assembly has come away.
Shutters at the Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant in Pembroke and a portion of their outdoor seating area’s ceiling have come down.
Roads blocked include Trimingham Road — where a massive tree has come down — South Road by the Botanical Gardens, North Shore Road by Inghams Vale, Orange Valley, Middle Road by Warwick Academy, South Road by Coral Beach and Elbow Beach, Grape Bay, St David’s Lighthouse, North Shore Road by Brighton Hill, Middle Road near Granaway Heights and Middle Road near Ornamental Ironworks.
The Railway Trail is being used for emergency vehicles only.
Residents are urged to stay indoors when the winds ease to allow the emergency services to clear the debris and reach those in urgent need.
More updates to come as soon as possible.
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