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St Thomas residents protest over threat from river

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 1:51 PM

Several residents of Fountain Road in Bath, St Thomas this morning mounted roadblocks along the main road saying they are fearful for their lives because of a threat from the Fountain Road River also known as the Sulphur River.

The river overflowed its banks during heavy rainfall last night.

The river has since receded, but residents say they are still concerned as weather conditions could again worsen. 

Speaking with our news centre one resident, Tavita Harris, said something must be done to remedy the situation before serious danger.


St. Thomas resident Tavita Harris

Meanwhile, the police have advised that the Hordley Cross main road in St Thomas is now impassable because of flooding.

Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

Meanwhile, the flooding has affected attendance at Happy Grove High School in Portland.

The school has reported a 15 per cent turnout.