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Flood waters cause chaos along Marcus Garvey Drive

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2016 | 12:08 AM
A car sits in high water in the parking lot of the Wallenford Coffee Company in St Andrew yesterday.
A motorist navigates a flooded roadway at the intersection of East Ave in Greenwich Farm and Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew yesterday.

There was chaos along Marcus Garvey Drive and Spanish Town Road in Kingston yesterday as blocked drains resulted in severe flooding.

Several people were unable to leave their business places for more than an hour and motorists were left stranded.

It was reported that employees of the Wallenford Coffee Company sought refuge on the upper floor and stairway of the office as water inundated the ground floor.

Vehicles in the main car park were also flooded.

Communications Manager at the National Works Agency Stephen Shaw said a pile-up of garbage contributed to the flooding along Marcus Garvey Drive, where roadwork is also under way.

Shaw said last evening that work crews had been dispatched to the area to address the flooding problem.