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VIPD and DPNR Close Vehicular Traffic To Krum Bay Due To ‘Gas Vapor’ Detection

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Effective immediately, due to a high gas vapor reading detected in the area of Krum Bay area of St. Thomas Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“To protect the safety of the public, the main road in the Krum Bay is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Roadway users are advised to use alternative routes until this matter has been rectified,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Dratte said that the road will remain closed until the area is deemed safe.

The respective government agencies are currently working on the reopening of the road in Charlotte Amalie West.

The VIPD and Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that they “apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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