GHS/OCD: Weather, Road and School Update

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Guam -The Guam Office of Homeland Security and Civil Defense has issued the following update on the status of the island’s roadways and weather conditions as a developing tropical distrubance continues to pass north over the Marianas.

 

FLASH FLOOD WARNING CANCELLED FOR GUAM.

At 5:45 a.m. the National Weather Service cancelled the Flash Flood warning for Guam. Residents can expect to see light isolated showers throughout the morning. Residents are still advised to exercise caution while driving.

Schools

Public schools are closed except John F. Kennedy and Simon Sanchez High School. Closures were previously scheduled and not weather related. For status on private schools, please call your respective schools.

Roads

Guam Power Authority, Department of Public Works and the Mayors office are working diligently to get the roadways cleared. The following roads are partially impassable due to fallen debris and/or flooding.

NORTH

Roadway by Tanguisan

CERTRAL

Naki St. Chalan Pago

Carlos Camacho Rd.

Arch Bishop’s Hill Rt 4

Nimitz Estates

Route 1 near GCIC

SOUTH

Erskin Drive Agat

Barcinas Rd., Rt 4

Polaris Point- northbound

Throughout the day officers from the Guam Police Department will be assisting with traffic control. Please be mindful of workers, law enforcement and others on the road.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY

A small craft advisory is in effect for Guam until 6 p.m., Monday. Combined seas rising to 8 to 10 feet and northwest winds building to between 15 and 25 kt will produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft. Mariners should avoid boating in these conditions. If travel by boat is necessary exercise caution especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

High surf advisory is in effect until 6 p.m., Monday. Fresh to near gale west winds feeding into a developing circulation centered just east of the Marianas will create hazardous surf of 9 to 11 feet on west facing reefs of the Marianas tonight.  Surf will continue to be hazardous through at least Monday. Residents are advised to avoid venturing near beaches, waters and exposed reefs.

HIGH WIND ADVISORY

A High wind advisory remains in effect for the Guam International Airport until 6:00 a.m., Friday.

Winds within 5 nm of the airport will be from the northwest or 300 degrees at 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. strongest gusts will be associated with heavier showers.

For more information, please contact Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense Public Affairs Officer, Alyssa Benito at 478-0208.