GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry VROMI would like to inform the public and especially the residents of the BEACON HILL area that Beacon Hill road located at the end of the SXM Airport runway is currently impassable due to the sand that has been accumulated on the road from the heavy sea surge caused by Hurricane Jerry.
The Ministry of VROMI has assets in place and is busy clearing one lane of the time of Beacon Hill road in order to allow residents to reach their property.
The Police Department will be assisting with traffic control in the area when the cleaning is ongoing.
This area will be monitored by Ministry VROMI in the event that the road is made inaccessible again due to the heavy sea surge in collaboration with the Police Department.
In reiterating the initial message of Friday morning, all businesses are to close by 2.00pm.
The following businesses are allowed to be open until 4.00pm namely, Pharmacies, Clinics, Family Physicians, Supermarkets, Restaurants & Hardware Stores.
Persons are urged to visit the Government website to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to adequately prepare for a storm/hurricane strike.
Visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to view the Hurricane Readiness Guide and download your “Hurricane Tracking Chart.” Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane. And for official weather-related updates visit the website of Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, www.meteosxm.com