EMO Evening Update: Govt Schools To Open

October 20, 2014

Government schools will be open tomorrow [Oct 21] with the exception of St. John’s Pre-School and Devonshire Pre-School, bus service resumed as normal except for Route 1, the Causeway has reopened to two-way traffic, and East End garbage collection will get underway tomorrow.

Those were some of the updates provided in this evening’s update from the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO], which also added that a core group of EMO members which include representatives from the Ministry of Public Works, Regiment, Fire Service and the Parks Department will meet tomorrow with a focus on dedicating resources to assist BELCO in expediting power restoration.‎

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The full statement from the EMO is below:

Following a meeting of the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) late today (Monday), the public is advised of the following:

Schools: Government schools will be open tomorrow with the exception of two schools: St. John’s Pre-School and Devonshire Pre-School. Belco crews are currently working to restore power to these two schools.

Public Transportation: The public is advised that earlier today, bus service resumed as normal on all routes except Route 1 (Route 1 is Hamilton to Grotto Bay via Tuckers Town). Regular ferry service is operational and the ferry service to St. George’s (Orange Route) will resume on Wednesday, October 22.

Causeway: The Causeway has reopened to two-way traffic. However periodically it will resume to one lane traffic as repairs partial areas of the bridge are conducted. The public’s patience is encouraged.

Bermuda Regiment: The Bermuda Regiment remains under partial embodiment. Regiment soldiers will continue the task of assisting with clean-up and repair efforts around the Island.

Garbage: East End garbage collection will get underway tomorrow (Tuesday). The public’s patience is encouraged as there will likely be some delays in collection. For those private lanes/streets that are partially impassable, residents are encouraged to bring their refuse near the main road.

Tarpaulin redistribution location: Tarpaulin collection will be discontinued from Warwick Camp. Instead, those residents needing tarpaulin for roof covering are asked to collect from the Fire Station on King Street.

Garbage drop off: The Tyne’s Bay public residential waste drop off area will be open through Friday from 7.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Marsh Folly Dump will be open from 7.30a.m. – 6.30 p.m. until Wednesday. All dumping fees will be waived for the remainder of the week.

As a key note, a core group of EMO members which include representatives from the Ministry of Public Works, the Bermuda Regiment, Fire and Rescue and the Parks Department will meet tomorrow with a focus on dedicating resources to assist Belco in expediting power restoration to those affected residents. ‎

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