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Buff Bay Valley roads still blocked

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2012 | 9:38 PM

National Works Agency (NWA) says it has been hampered in its efforts to clear several roadways in the Buff Bay Valley in Portland, which have been rendered impassable because of land slippages.

The agency says heavy rains pelting the parish have prevented its work crew from using heavy-duty equipment to remove boulders, mud, tree trunks, and other debris blocking roads in the Silver Hill and Section communities.

The NWA says there is no alternative route and is urging residents of Section to use the Buff Bay Valley end of the corridor.

Residents in Silver Hill and adjacent communities are urged to use the route from Papine.

Meanwhile, chairman of the Portland Parish Council Benny White, says despite the heavy downpour since Friday, only the Buff Bay Valley has been significantly affected.