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NWA urges caution along roadways amid heavy rains

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 3:33 PM
Flooded streets in Portland after heavy rainfall today.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to proceed with caution along some roadways in Portland and St Andrew which have been impacted by landslides following heavy weekend rains.

Communication and Customer Services Manager at the NWA Stephen Shaw says a team has been deployed to clear landslides along the Breastworks to Windsor corridor in Portland which has been reduced to single lane traffic in the vicinity of Tom’s Hope.

He adds that the Guava Ridge to Silver Hill Gap roadway, in St Andrew which was rendered impassable by landslides at the weekend has now been re-opened to single lane traffic.

However, Shaw warns that the area continues to be unstable and urges motorists to be on the lookout for more earth movements.  

It’s also advising motorists travelling towards Silver Hill Gap, in St Andrew to use the Newcastle Road as an alternate route.

The agency says it continues to monitor road conditions in Portland, St Andrew and St Thomas as it continues to rain heavily in these parishes.