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Met office says cold front influencing deterioration in weather conditions

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 10:50 AM
In this screen grab taken from a video trucks attempt to navigate through flood waters.

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says a cold front has been influencing a deterioration in weather conditions mainly over northern parishes since last night.

It has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 o'clock this afternoon.

The forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms to affect sections of most parishes today into tomorrow.

The Met Service says flash flooding is therefore possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas of Jamaica.

Windy conditions are also expected mainly across sections of northern parishes.

Heavy rains last night into this morning has rendered some roads in Trelawny and St Ann impassable.

Sections of the Runaway Bay main road in St Ann is now impassable due to rising waters.

The police are urging motorists to avoid the area.

There also reports of flooding in Braco, Clarks Town and Long Pond in Trelawny where sections of the roadway to these areas are impassable.