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NWA assessing areas in St Ann and Trelawny impacted by overnight rains

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:53 PM
Shaw

Communication Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, says work teams are currently undertaking assessments in several areas in the parishes of St Ann and Trelawny following heavy overnight rains that have left some main roads inaccessible.

Shaw says the main road between Discovery Bay and Runaway Bay in St Ann, which was impassable earlier today, has been opened to vehicular traffic.

The road was blocked by floodwaters and debris in the vicinity of the Runaway Bay Police Station.

The NWA communication manager says the agency has deployed heavy equipment to the area and that the heavy deposit of silt and debris is now being removed.

 

There are also issues with flooding in Trelawny and St Mary.

 

NWA Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw

Shaw is encouraging motorists to exercise extreme caution when travelling along this and all other sections of roads in the affected parishes that are prone to flooding and landslides.