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DRIVERS WARNED TO AVOID COLLAPSED ROAD

Aug. 25, 2003 – Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood warned motorists Monday night to avoid Route 334 because part of the road has collapsed.
Route 334 is the uphill, one-way road that runs west from just off St. Peter Mountain Road, Route 40, near Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church up to Fairchild Park on Route 33.
The road is often used as a short cut by taxis taking visitors from Drake's Seat to Mountain Top.
In a release from Government House, Callwood called the condition of the road "hazardous" and warned residents of the area who had to use the road to access their homes to "exercise extreme caution" and wherever possible to seek an alternate route.
No explanation for the collapse was offered in the release, which was sent at 6:35 p.m.
A similar problem has existed for eight years on Crown Mountain Road, Route 33 west of Four Corners, where part of the road collapsed after Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. Plastic barricades surround the sheer drop-off, which is on a curve directly across from a set of trash bins where residents drop their household garbage off for collection.
At a meeting of North Side residents with government officials early this month, James O'Bryan, St. Thomas-Water Island administrator, told the group that Public Works was finally set to make the repairs to the Crown Mountain roadway.

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