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Classes suspended at Portland school after heavy rains leave students marooned

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 11:40 AM

Classes have been suspended at the Orange Bay Basic School in Portland for today.

Yesterday 25 children and teachers had to be rescued by fire-fighters after flood waters left them marooned as heavy rains lashed the eastern parish.

Meanwhile, a section of the roadway at Spring Garden is now only able to accommodate single lane traffic following a landslide yesterday.

However, in East Portland, up to late last night a section of the roadway at Fellowship was impassable as a nearby river overflowed its banks.