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Bog Walk Gorge flooded

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 8:50 PM
This file photo shows a flooded Bog Walk Gorge during heavy rains.

The National Works Agency has advised that the Bog Walk Gorge and Flat Bridge in St Catherine are flooded as a result of heavy rain.

The agency says it's unable to close the gates to the Gorge because of damage done to the hinges recently.

It is warning persons not to enter the area.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday blasted motorists who opened the padlocked gates at the Bog Walk Gorge during heavy rainfall, calling their actions "reprehensible".

The transport operator who breached the lock on one of three safety floodgates has since expressed regret for his action, claiming that he felt compelled to reach home to attend to his four-month-old and four-year-old children who were ill.

The episode has spurred calls from residents for the gates to be moved closer to Flat Bridge or that they be granted access to go home.

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