Some schools suspend classes as disgruntled Westmoreland residents protest road conditions
For the third consecutive day, residents of Westmoreland staged widespread protests to vent over the poor state of roads in the parish.
The irate residents used boulders, trees, and other debris to block several major thoroughfares, even as the police try to clear them.
The affected roads include Whithorne, Frame Hill, Caledonia, Enfield, and Beaufort.
The roadblocks have forced the administrators of at least six schools in the parish to suspend classes.
The affected schools include Beaufort Primary, Enfield Primary, Caledonia Primary and Infant, Darliston Primary, Hold Hill Primary and the Maude McLeod High School.
Acting Principal of the Caledonia Infant and All-Age School, Anastacia Garrison, says the decision to suspend classes was taken after only a few students managed to reach school.