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JPS work crew rescued after being stuck in St Catherine floodwaters

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 6:26 PM
It is reported that while traversing floodwaters the JPS truck stalled and the workers were unable to restart it. Firefighters from the St Catherine Fire Department were called to the scene and the workers were rescued. - Rasbert Turner photo.

Firefighters on Monday night rescued two workers of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) after the truck they were travelling in became stuck in floodwaters in Lluidasvale, St Catherine.

The technicians were on a power restoration operation when the incident happened, which occurred around 8:20.

It is reported that while traversing floodwaters the JPS truck stalled and the workers were unable to restart it.

While stuck, the force of the floodwaters caused the truck to be swept away, prompting the JPS workers to abandon their seats and climb atop the vehicle to seek safety.

Firefighters from the St Catherine Fire Department were called to the scene and the workers were rescued.

And the truck was eventually removed from its resting spot after the floodwaters receded.

- Rasbert Turner 

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