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Utility poles downed along Mandela Highway

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 4:36 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — As many residents of the Corporate Area ride out Hurricane Sandy without electricity, it won't be until Thursday, when the storm passes, that they know when service will be returned.

Several electricity poles along the Mandela Highway have been downed leaving numerous communities without power. 

The downed poles were no match for gale force winds which upended a number of concrete poles owned by the Jamaica Public Service Company.

The Category 1 hurricane's impact seems to have taken many by surprise as a number of people told the Jamaica Observer that they had anticipated a weaker storm.

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