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Rain slows recovery efforts

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2016 | 6:00 AM

Continuous rainfall in St Thomas is affecting the recovery efforts in that parish. The National Works Agency (NWA) has, since last Wednesday, been responding to several incidents of landslides, blocked drains, fallen trees, and scoured road surfaces resulting from heavy rains.

Manager of communication and customer service at the NWA Stephen Shaw says though the agency has managed to reopen all the affected main roads, there continues to be a challenge. Mudflows and landslides are affecting some corridors, including those in the Dalvey, Hampton Court, and Rocky Point communities.

Shaw says a further challenge encountered is the Plantain Garden River - the source of shingles used to temporarily reinstate the damaged roads - which is now in spate. This has caused a temporary suspension of reinstatement activities in the parish.