Nov 15, 2003 – Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Director Harold Baker said Saturday that Gov. Charles W. Turmbull has suspended the curfew he put into effect Friday evening.
The curfew, implemented on St. Thomas and St. John from 8 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, was part of the larger, territory-wide state of emergency declared by Turnbull on Friday afternoon due to unsafe conditions created by this week's seemingly endless torrential rains.
Baker was guardedly optimistic about the weather for the rest of the weekend, but cautioned people who must travel on the roadways to exercise their best judgment and to be aware that roads are still beset by potholes, rocks and in some cases boulders and mudslides. "If circumstances change, however, and the curfew must be reinstated, an announcement will be made," Baker said.
As for the beginning of the work week, the news was not so promising. After discussing the matter with weather service officials, Baker said that more downpours seem likely for Monday and Tuesday.
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