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Taxi operators protest bad roads in St Mary

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 10:34 AM
A blockade along the Eden Park Bridge in St Mary as upset taxi operators and residents protest over poor road conditions. - Gareth Davis Snr photo.

Irate taxi operators and residents of Hamilton Mountain in St Mary have blocked the Eden Park Bridge to protest over deplorable road conditions.

The roadblock was mounted from as early as 4:00 a.m.

The protesters used old cars and other debris to block the bridge.

They are demanding improved road conditions.

Superintendent of Police for the St Mary Police Division, Bobette Morgan, has confirmed the protest action but did not provide any further information as it relates to the status of the roadblock.

The Gleaner was also reliable informed by a police source that scores of teachers have returned homes as they are unable to cross the blockade to get to work.

Vehicular access has also been restricted due to the blockade.

- Gareth Davis Snr.

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