Opposition concerned after tour of Clarendon
Members of the opposition who toured sections of Clarendon yesterday are expressing concern about the extent of the damage done to the parish by flood waters from rains over the weekend.
Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips, says based on what he has seen, a lot of the damage is largely due to poor maintenance and lack of drain cleaning in most areas.
Phillips is questioning whether the money that was reportedly spent in Clarendon on drain cleaning between last December and January can be justified based on the damage he has seen.
The worst affected areas include Mineral Heights, Palmetto Pen, Nineteen Miles, parts of York Town, Denbigh and Western Park.
The Woodside Bridge that links Jacob's Hut to Woodside and Race Track has been closed by the National Works Agency after a section of it collapsed as a result of the flooding.