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NWA urges caution in Portland, St Andrew hills due to landslides

Monday, November 20, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to proceed with caution along some roadways in Portland and St Andrew which have been impacted by landslides following heavy weekend rains.

Communication and Customer Services Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said a team has been deployed to clear landslides along the Breastworks to Windsor corridor in Portland which has been reduced to single lane traffic in the vicinity of Tom’s Hope.

He added that the Guava Ridge to Silver Hill Gap roadway, in St Andrew, which was rendered impassable by landslides on the weekend has now been re-opened to single lane traffic.

Shaw however warned that the area continues to be unstable and urges motorists to be on the lookout for more earth movements. As such the NWA is advising motorists travelling towards Silver Hill Gap, in St Andrew to use the Newcastle Road as an alternative.

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