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Section of North Coast Highway collapsing, NWA closes thoroughfare

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 1:32 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has closed a section of the North Coast Highway near Hague, Trelawny because it is collapsing.

Motorists travelling along the North Coast Highway towards Montego Bay or St Ann are advised to use the alternative route through the town of Falmouth.

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA Stephen Shaw, says heavy rains in Trelawny yesterday caused debris to clog a major drain in Hague resulting in the partial collapse of the road.

He says a technical team carried out an inspection earlier today and found that the entire width of the road was undermined and likely to cave in under the weight of a passing vehicle.

In the meantime, the NWA is advising people in Trelawny to be cautious while travelling through sections of the parish, which were yesterday impacted by significant flooding.

The areas include, Clarke's Town, Long Pond, Jackson Town and Level Bottom. 

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