Chaos, panic as Marcus Garvey Drive floodwaters leave motorists, workers stranded
There was chaos and widespread panic along Marcus Garvey Drive and Spanish Town road 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.
Photographer Ricardo Makyn reported that employees of the Wallenford Coffee sought refuge of the upper floor and stairway as water inundated the ground floor.
Cars in the main car park were also flooded.
Communications Manager at the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw, says a pile up of garbage contributed to the flooding along Marcus Garvey Drive where road work is also underway.
IN PHOTO: Employees of the Wallenford Coffee Company seek refuge on the stairs of the building
Shaw says work crews have been dispatched to the area to address the flooding problem.
The Fisheries Division is reporting damaged vehicles and possible loss of records as a result of the flooding.