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Breakaway along Above Rocks main road in St Catherine, road closed to large vehicles

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:27 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine is closed to large vehicles including trucks and Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses with immediate effect because of a breakaway.

NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, says the breakaway has severely undermined the roadway.

He says, for now, only small vehicles can safely use the roadway into Above Rocks and that large vehicles should not attempt to traverse the corridor under any circumstance.

There are no alternative routes.

Following heavy rainfall in the area yesterday, the fill material along some sections of the roadway washed out when the embankment failed.

The NWA says the roadway could be compromised even further should it rain again.

The agency is urging motorists to use the area with caution and to obey warning signs.

The NWA implores persons not to remove impediments placed along the roadway to prevent motorists from using the affected section of roadway.

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