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Continued rainfall hampering NWA's efforts to clear blocked roads

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 10:06 PM
Communication Manager at the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw.

Communication Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw says work crews have been dispatched to cleared blocked roads which have been inundated by heavy rains.

However, Shaw says the response is being hampered by the continued rains.

 

NWA Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw

He says flooding and landslides are impacting a number of communities in St Mary, Portland, St Thomas and St Andrew which have left residents in several communities marooned.

In St Mary, the Pencar River has overflowed its banks, resulting in several homes in Annotto Bay being flooded.

Landslides have left persons in Alleppo Heights marooned and that the Junction road was impassable for several hours.

It has since been reopened.

Also in St Mary, the NWA says residents have also been marooned in the Flinch River Road and Rock River areas and that the May River has overflowed its banks, resulting in the Enfield main road being impassable.

In Portland, the NWA says the main road from Windsor to Moore Town is impassable and that persons are now marooned in the Berrydale area, as a section of the stretch from Followship to Berrydale is flooded.

The agency says the road from Balcarres to Buff Bay is now blocked and landslides are impacting the road from Church Corner to Muir Park.

The Seamans Valley area is also flooded.

In St Andrew, the NWA says the main road leading to Newscastle is now blocked by a massive landslide.

In St Thomas, the community of Hagley’s Gap is now marooned, resulting from flooding of the White, Yallahs and Negro Rivers.