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Hordley Cross main road in St Thomas flooded — NWA

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) has reported that the Hordley Crossalong the Pleasant Hill to Hectors Rivermain road in St Thomas is now flooded and impassable.

Communications and customer service manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, in a press release this morning said a section of the Port Morant to Bath roadway has been reduced to single lane traffic due to a landslide.

Shaw said these are in addition to the flooding at Poor Man’s Corner, which was reported Monday. The Bathe to Barrett’s Gap roadway has since been reopened.

He is cautioning motorists to proceed with caution along the Mahogany Vale, Windsor Forest and Mount Vernon roadways as these roads are badly scoured.

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has placed the island on a flash flood watch as a tropical wave along with a broad trough across the central Caribbean produced unstable weather conditions across Jamaica and the central Caribbean.

The flash flood watch remains in effect until 5:00 pm today.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

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