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Continuous rainfall affecting restoration road work in St Thomas

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:18 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says continuous rainfall in St Thomas is affecting restoration work in the parish.

Since last Wednesday the NWA has been responding to several incidents of landslides, blocked drains, fallen trees and scoured road surfaces as a result of heavy rains.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says though the agency has managed to reopen all the affected main roads, mudflows and landslides are affecting some corridors, including those in the Dalvey, Hampton Court and Rocky Point.

Shaw says a further challenge being encountered is that the Plantain Garden River is now in spate and so shingle cannot be obtained to temporarily reinstate the damaged roads.

In the meantime, persons are being advised that Hordley Crossing, which is located along the road from Pleasant Hill to Hectors River is now flooded and can only accommodate small vehicles.

A section of the Bath to Hordley main road has also been washed out and will pose a challenge to small vehicles.

Shaw says motorists are being advised to use these corridors with extreme caution as it continues to rain in St Thomas.

Similar warning is being given to motorists using corridors that have been affected over the last week by landslides.