Causeway Not Closing, Paget Lights Not Working

January 8, 2016

[Updated] As the island continues to experience high winds, the government has confirmed that the Causeway “will not close” while the police said that “as a result of the high winds” the Paget stop lights are not working.

A government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that the winter storm is currently at its peak, with winds at 40 knots, gusting to 51 knots. The Causeway will not close. An update on this storm will be issued after the 4pm BWS advisory.”

In addition, a police spokesperson said, “The motoring public should be advised that as a result of the high winds the Paget stop lights are presently not working. There are police officers in area directing traffic and steps are in place to have the lights fixed as soon as possible.”

The police have already urged the motoring public to “drive and ride with caution as the winds are presently very high,” adding that “there is already one report of a woman being blown off of her cycle.”

There is presently an area of low pressure swirling around in the Atlantic, and the Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Gale Warning valid for today to this evening, saying: “A deep low passes near to our north this afternoon with gale winds, gusts to storm force and a few bands of showers.”

Update 2.54pm: The police said that the Paget stop lights are “now fully operational.”

Update 3.34pm: The police have now advised that the Paget stop lights are not working again.

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