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Section of North Coast Highway in Trelawny closed — NWA

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that a section of the North Coast Highway, near Hague, Trelawny has been closed with immediate effect.

According to the NWA, the closure has resulted from serious failure in a section of the embankment forming the road.

Communication and customer services manager at NWA, Stephen Shaw said that heavy rains in the parish yesterday caused debris to clog a major drain in area, resulting in the partial collapse of the road.

He added that a technical team carried out an inspection earlier today and found that the entire width of the road was undermined and likely to cave in under the weight of a passing vehicle.

Shaw further advised that motorists travelling along the North Coast Highway and heading in the direction of Montego Bay should use the alternative route through the town of Falmouth. The reverse obtains for those motorists travelling from the direction of Montego Bay.

In the meantime, the NWA is asking people to exercise caution while travelling through sections of Trelawny that were yesterday impacted by significant flooding.

The areas include: Clarkes Town; Long Pond; Jackson Town and Level Bottom.

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