Major traffic jam on East Bank Highway

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An unusual buildup of traffic has occurred on the East Bank of Demerara highway, leaving commuters once again practically stranded.

Reports are that a truck has broken down on the highway, causing traffic heading south to be moving at a snail’s pace.

There are reports that the traffic jam stretches all the way to the North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary School.

This incident has occurred during the afternoon rush hours when persons working in Georgetown usually head home.

The East Bank highway is the only road connecting Georgetown with the East Bank, West Bank and West Coast of Demerara.

This backup of traffic comes just two days after a similar situation on Saturday, which was as a result of the accident at Agricola, Greater Georgetown, which claimed the life of a seven-year-old girl.

These instances underscore the urgent need for a secondary road for the East Bank highway commuters.