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Several roads remain blocked as heavy rains affect northern, eastern parishes

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 10:29 AM

Several roads remain blocked in St Ann, St Mary and Portland, as heavy rains continue to affect northern and eastern parishes. 

Communications Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, says the Claremont to St Ann's Bay road, known as the Lime Hall road or Gully road, remains inundated from landslides.

He says the debris is a threat to some dwellings in the area and the agency is being careful during its operation, to avoid damaging any of the houses. 

In Portland, the Buff Bay to Whitehall road remains blocked, while the road from Hope Bay to Chips Hall has been blocked in several sections.

Shaw says the road from the Rio Grande Valley to Cuffy's Head, and the Cooper's Hill road are also impassable. 

The NWA official says heavy duty equipment has been deployed to reopen the roads to Moore Town and Cornwall Barracks, which are also impassable.

However, he says the NWA is in need of an excavator to properly clear the debris.


NWA Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw

In St Mary, the Junction main road remains partially blocked by a boulder in Castleton.

Shaw says several fords in the area are also in spate and so motorists and pedestrians should be cautious when crossing them.

The Windsor Castle to Highgate road is also blocked by debris from landslides. 

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