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Clean-up activities underway after landslide on North-South Highway

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 5:59 AM
Director of Public Relations and Communication in the Transport Ministry, Vando Palmer says preliminary information has indicated that rains over the last few days caused the soil to become over saturated resulting in land slippage.
A workman observes a section of the North-South Highway where a part of the surrounding hillside gave way.
Men work on a section of the North-South Link of Highway 2000.
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A section of the North-South Link of Highway 2000 has been closed because of a landslide.

Director of Public Relations and Communication in the Transport Ministry, Vando Palmer, says the highway’s developer, China Habour Engineering Company, has closed the section between Unity Valley and Treadways in St Catherine to carry out clean-up activities.

Palmer says the landslide has affected the side of the roadway leading towards Kingston.

He says preliminary information has indicated that rains over the last few days caused the soil to become over saturated resulting in land slippage.

He says the landslide happened between last night and this morning. 

Palmer says motorists travelling from the Ocho Rios, St Ann, end of the highway will have to exit at Unity Valley as work is underway to clear the debris.

 

Vando Palmer