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Broken water main causes traffic pile-up on Mandela Highway, NWA suspends roadwork

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 11:40 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has been forced to suspend patching along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine because of a broken National Water Commission main.

The NWA was scheduled to begin patching along the west bound lane at 9 o’clock this morning.

But the Agency says the broken water main has cause flooding along the east bound lane of the roadway between Ferry and Six Miles.

It says this has resulted in the back up of traffic between Three Miles and Central Village in St Catherine.

As a result motorists travelling into Kingston have been diverted onto the west bound of the highway.

Manager Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency Stephen Shaw says the NWA will carry out emergency repairs as soon as the broken main is fixed and thereafter begin the patching.