Severe weather impacts coastal roads

Severe weather impacts coastal roads
The scene at Saunders Beach yesterday as sea water overran set boundaries flooding parts of West Bay Street.

Severe weather conditions made it difficult for motorists in New Providence to traverse streets along its coast this weekend, as sea water overran set boundaries flooding the main roadways.

Unruly waves dumped heaps of seaweed and rock on to main roadways, in many cases, bringing traffic to a standstill. Cars and 18-wheelers were observed navigating warily through flooded Nassau streets.

More than 72 hours since the weather system made landfall, warnings remained in effect for beachgoers and mariners.

On Sunday, a 60-year-old man of Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, was lifted from the causeway at the Glass Window Bridge and thrown over the railing. The man suffered lacerations and injuries to both arms and legs. He was treated at a local clinic and has since been listed as stable.

Forecasters say the system is slowly moving toward the northeast however, very strong tropical force winds that are associated with it, are still creating hazardous weather conditions.

Chief Meteorologist in the Department of Meteorology, Basil Dean said, the waters of the West Atlantic are churning into swells and pushing southward.

The swells, he said, were expected to subside yesterday into today.