This accident occurred before 6am on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at the traffic lights on the Eastern Main Road, which links to Independence Square.
A Garbage Truck, Van and multiple other vehicles were involved. Police Officers, an Ambulance and a Fire Truck rushed to the scene. Traffic in the area soon became heavy as commuters struggled to reach to work on time.
Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
UPDATE: The MET Office has extended its Adverse Weather Alert by 24 hours, starting instead from 12pm on Wednesday 31st October 2018.
The Meteorological Office of Trinidad & Tobago is advising citizens that an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) will be in effect from 12pm on Thursday 1st November until 6pm on Friday 2nd November 2018. However, showers and Thunderstorms may begin from Wednesday 31st October 2018.
There is a 70% chance of heavy showers or Thunderstorms during this period, which may lead to Street/Flash Flooding as well as Landslides/Landslips in areas so prone. Gusty winds can also be experienced in the vicinity of heavy downpours. This activity is due to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Rainfall accumulations of 35 - 50mm can be expected, with higher amounts in isolated areas.
Due to the volatility of the weather features involved, the public is advised to monitor conditions.
View the Adverse Weather Alert below for more information and stay tuned for updates.
The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that on Sunday 28th October 2018 (from 7am to 6pm) there will be minor traffic disruptions along the Uriah Butler Highway (Southbound) between the Caroni River Bridge and the Chaguanas Underpass, in order to facilitate repairs.
See the Ministry’s Public Notice below for more information.
The Secret Service revealed on Wednesday (24th October 2018) that two (2) suspicions packages were intercepted this week, addressed to the homes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location.
A suspicious package was also addressed recently to the home of Billionaire Investor and major Democratic Donor, George Soros. All three (3) packages appear to be similar and may have originated from the same source.
On Wednesday, the NYPD responded to a suspicious device that was discovered in the Time Warner Center in New York City, where CNN has a Bureau. The building has been evacuated. The device sent to Time Warner Center was constructed with a pipe and wires, according to an NYPD source. Law Enforcement Authorities are treating the device as a real explosive. The device was discovered in the building's Mailroom, the source said.
Also on Wednesday, CNN had reported that a suspicious package containing a Pipe Bomb that was addressed to the White House, was intercepted at Joint Base Bolling in Washington, DC. The package allegedly contained projectiles for maximum carnage. However, the Secret Service later said that report was “incorrect.”
Read the statements below by the Secret Service as well as White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders.
Statement by Sarah Sanders:
We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures.
UPDATE: The MET Office has also issued an updated Riverine Flood Alert (Orange Level) from 10:30am on Tuesday 23rd October to 12pm on Friday 26th October 2018.
The Meteorological Office of Trinidad & Tobago has issued a new Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) from 10am to 6pm on Tuesday 23rd October 2018.
Flooding (Street/Flash/Riverine), Gusty Winds, Lightning and Landslides are all likely.
View the Adverse Weather Alert below for more information.
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