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UPDATE: Heavy rains trigger flooding in sections of St Ann, St Mary

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:16 PM
A fireman surveys the damage to the Rosemont Main Road in Portland caused by a river that overflowed following heavy overnight rains - Tarik Murray Photo

Sections of St Ann and St Mary are now being impacted by heavy rains, which have left several roads impassable.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising caution along major corridors. It says the main road from Browns Town to Discovery Bay in St Ann has been cut off.


IN PHOTO: The Rosemont Main Road in Portland - Tarik Murray photo

Communications manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, explains that a box culvert has been washed out in that area.


IN PHOTO: Runaway Bay St Ann - via Twitter  ‏@GiovanniRDennis 

And Shaw says serious flooding occurred earlier at Runaway Bay, where the police station had to be evacuated. He says the road remains flooded, but can accommodate single-lane traffic.


IN PHOTO: The Georgia Main Road in St Mary - Tarik Murray

In the meantime, in St Mary the Junction is now impassable. Shaw says boulders are blocking some sections, while the road has collapsed at Georgia.


IN PHOTO: Runaway Bay, St Ann - via Twitter @Dendenjm 

The Enfield community has also been flooded and the Chovy to Claremont roadway has been impacted by landslide.

Shaw says NWA crews are working to clear some drains to alleviate the flooding. He says the NWA is also looking to carry out some short-term fixes in the Junction.


IN PHOTO: A collage of the damage left in Runaway Bay, St Ann - via Twitter @DaytonCampbell