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NWA urges caution on roads in Trelawny, St Mary

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 9:44 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging caution along some roads in St Mary and Trelawny.

The NWA says it is currently carrying out temporary restorative work on an approach road to the Tiber River Bridge in St Mary.

It says a section of the Bridge’s southern approach failed as result of heavy rainfall and as such motorists are unable to access the Bridge at this time.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the Bridge itself is still structurally sound but he says while works continue to restore access, the NWA cannot say when use of the bridge will resume.

In the meantime, the NWA says a number of roadways in Trelawny have been impacted by weekend rains.

It says the Duncans to Clarks Town roadway is impassable in the vicinity of the Long Pond Sugar Factory while sections of the Rock to Stewart Town and Falmouth to Rock roadways have been reduced to single lane traffic.

Motorists are being urged to proceed with caution at Daniel Town when travelling along the Rock to Stewart Town main road, as there is a breakaway along a section of the roadway and the road surface is severely scoured.

Motorists should also be careful when traversing the section of the Falmouth to Rock roadway in the vicinity of the Pier as the roadway in that location has been undermined by the sea.  

The NWA says heavy rains over the weekend have exacerbated some of the conditions that were caused by persistent showers earlier this month.