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Police to maintain presence on Mandela Highway as broken water main causes traffic pileup

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:35 PM
Traffic slows to a snail's pace along Mandela Highway as water from a broken main flooded the street. – Jermain Barnaby Photos
Workmen attempt to block off an area where water gushed on Mandela Highway.

Head of the Police Traffic and Highway Division, Senior Superintendent, Calvin Allen, says the traffic police will be maintaining their presence along Mandela Highway in St Andrew to help ease the congestion caused by a broken water main.

The main broke yesterday and the National Water Commission says it expects to complete repairs and restore water by tonight.

Gallons of water inundated a section of the eastern side of the major thoroughfare causing a traffic pileup.

SSP Allen says traffic has been diverted onto a section of the western side of the roadway to keep the traffic flowing.

He says a build-up of silt has been removed from the highway to help ease the traffic.

SSP Allen says while the traffic is flowing there is still a delay.


Head of the Police Traffic and Highway Division, SSP Calvin Allen