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Roads in St Ann, Trelawny, Westmoreland impassable due to flooding

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is currently monitoring the situation along a number of roadways which have been rendered impassable due to persistent rain in the parishes of St Ann, Trelawny and Westmoreland.

So far, five roadways have been reported flooded, including the road from Brown's Town to Stewart Town in St Ann, which is impassable at an area known as Standfast, the NWA said.

In Trelawny, the roadway from Jackson Town to Ulser Spring is impassable atLevel Bottom; that from Clarkes Town to Kinloss is impassable at Hyde; the Duncans to Long Pond road is flooded at Long Pond, while the Jackson Town to Stewart Town roadway is flooded at Barnstaple.

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the Withorn to Ferris roadway in Westmoreland is heavily inundated in the vicinity of the Withorn police station, but is passable.

Shaw says as it continues to rain in these parishes the motoring public should exercise due caution when travelling along the affected roadways.