At 2pm today, His Excellency the Governor George Fergusson visited Hamilton Police Station to express his sincere thanks to police officers for their efforts during Hurricane Gonzalo.
In the Governor’s brief remarks to a room full of officers, he commended those who were on duty during the hurricane for providing a valuable service to the community, while also recognising the officers’ families for their support.
Members of the public are advised to secure their home repair supplies when not in use, especially roof slate, as the Bermuda Police Service has already received one report regarding the attempted theft of such supplies from a Hamilton parish residence on Wednesday, October 22nd.
Residents should report any unusual activity or suspicious individuals seen around their homes or their neighbours’ homes without delay to the nearest police station or the main police telephone number 295-0011.
Motorists are advised to avoid the Harbour Road, Stowe Hill Paget area until further notice as work is ongoing to clear trees and other debris from that location. It is recommended that traffic traveling into the City of Hamilton along Harbour Road divert on to Middle Road via Manse Road or Chapel Road, while traffic traveling out of the City of Hamilton should use Trimingham Road. An update will be provided as soon as normal traffic flow can resume in the Stowe Hill area. Update: Normal traffic flow has since resumed in the Harbour Road, Stowe Hill Paget area.
Around 8:15am on Tuesday, October 21st first responders were dispatched to a reported three vehicle collision on North Shore Road in Pembroke near the junction with Blackwatch Pass involving a motorcycle, a car and a van.
The motorcyclist, a 29 year old Pembroke woman and her pillion passenger, a 7 year old girl, were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Motorists are advised to avoid the North Shore Road, Dock Hill Devonshire area until further notice as BELCO personnel work to repair downed electrical wires. An update will be provided as soon as normal traffic flow can resume along that section of road.
Update: Normal traffic flow has since resumed in the Dock Hill, Devonshire area. The motoring public is thanked for their patience and cooperation while downed electrical wires at that location were rectified.
Around 11:15am on Monday, October 20th first responders attended a reported collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish, near the junction with Quarry Road.
It appears that a male Bermuda Regiment soldier was directing motorists in the area, as traffic flow had been reduced to one lane while the other lane was being cleared of debris, when a car collided with him.
The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family and friends of 49 year old Winston Jones of Devonshire.
Witnesses are still being sought regarding the fatal two motorcycle collision that occurred around 12:30pm Saturday October 18th at the junction of Court Street and Reid Street in the City of Hamilton, claiming the life of motorcyclist Mr. Jones.