Thursday, April 18, 2024

Airport closed as storm approaches

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The Grantley Adams International Airport was closed at noon today as Barbados observed its protocols for a national shutdown ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the Civil Aviation Department was advised to close, based on information received from the Barbados Meteorological Services and the Department of Emergency Management.

She was at the time explaining why the national shutdown was brought forward by two hours to 10 a.m., and urged Barbadians who did not need to be on the road or worked in an essential service, to stay off the road. The feeder bands on the edges of Tropical Storm Dorian were expected to cause high winds and rains long before it arrived.

Mottley said the closure of the airport at that time meant none of the major flights would be in.

Yesterday, both Caribbean Airlines and LIAT announced cancellations to Barbados.

(SAT)

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