The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates Last Updated: Mar 4, 2018 - 8:39:29 PM

Glass Window Bridge closed to Eleuthera residents due to high sea surges
By The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,
Mar 4, 2018 - 7:13:39 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page

Residents of North Eleuthera are being strongly advised, by the National Emergency Management Agency and Family Island officials, to stay away from the Glass Window Bridge due to large and dangerous swells impacting that area over the weekend.

On Sunday, Ivan Ferguson, Family Island Administrator for North Eleuthera said in this vein, the bridge which connects the northern and southern points of Eleuthera by a paved road, closed at 3pm due to the raging sea surge, as high as 40ft.

“The bridge will remain close until further notice. Residents and curious onlookers – are asked to avoid the area all together due to deteriorating conditions,” Mr. Ferguson advised.

Reportedly, a resident of the nearby Spanish Wells community suffered a broken wrist in an attempt to cross. He was taken to the clinic for treatment, Mr. Ferguson said.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology had issued a Special Weather Statement on March 1, 2018 advising that a low pressure is expected to deepen off the East coast of the United States, and move northeastwards.

“Motorists on the island of Eleuthera should cease using the Glass Window Bridge once these swells arrive. These large swells are expected to reach their peak amplitudes between Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5, 2018,” the Met Department had advised.

Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2018 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Bahamas Information Services Updates
Latest Headlines
Government moving ahead to create tax-free zones
PM Greets RBDF officers & Crew of HMBS Sir Durward Knowles in Inagua
PM Minnis continues national budget town meetings
MOFA on Circulating Social Media Voice Note
Minister Pintard Meets With B.R.E.E.F. Executive Director