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NWA assesses islandwide damage done by Hurricane Matthew

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 10:06 AM
Everald Warmington

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has now completed a preliminary report on the impact of Hurricane Matthew on the island's roadways network.

According to the NWA's Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw the report has been submitted to state minister in charge of works Everald Warmington.

Warmington is expected to take the report to the Cabinet which will decide how to proceed.

Already, the NWA has started clearing blocked roads in sections of Portland and St Thomas.

Yesterday, Shaw said work has started on the breakaway on the Gordon Town Road in rural St Andrew.

A section of the thoroughfare was recently washed away by heavy rains.

Shaw says the repair works are valued at just over $27 million and will be undertaken in 90 days.

Meanwhile, the NWA is seeking to ensure that the corridor remains open to vehicular traffic.