Repairs Underway To Sewer Line Break

June 24, 2022

[Updated] The City of Hamilton is advising members of the public of a sewer main break on Point Finger Road opposite the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

A spokesperson said, “The City’s crews responded immediately to the line break to begin repair works. The City’s Engineer along with his teams are liaising with the appropriate Government resources to triage the situation.

“A closure for Point Finger Road will be in effect until the repair works are completed and will impact access to and from Point Finger Road, however the hospital can still be accessed via Berry Hill Road.

“The city apologizes to the area’s residents and businesses for the inconvenience. The City’s crews are working feverishly to correct the issue.

“Anyone who has a direct concern should contact Patrick Cooper, City Engineer and COO at .”

Update 5.26pm: A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising that there will likely be traffic delays on Point Finger Road.

“A break in the Corporation of Hamilton’s sewage line has caused sewage to spill onto a significant portion of Point Finger Road, leading to South Road in Paget.

“As a result, motorists are advised that Point Finger Road is partially closed, with local access only to residents and those going to the hospital and doctors’ offices.

“The hospital can also be accessed via Berry Hill Road. Motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes where possible.

“Those commuting home this evening are encouraged to exercise patience. If commuters can find alternative routes, they are urged to do so to avoid delays.”

Update 5.30pm: A BHB spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] advises the public that repairs to the Corporation of Hamilton sewage pipe on Point Finger Road will be very near the Emergency Department and air intake units for the hospital building. Please note that as a result you may experience adverse odours not only outside the hospital but also inside.

“BHB apologises for this unfortunate circumstance. The Corporation of Hamilton is working assiduously to rectify the situation.”

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