KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Works Agency (NWA) says that the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has now been reopened to vehicular traffic following the passage of Tropical Storm Ian on Monday.
The Gorge was closed following rising water levels due to the Rio Cobre overflowing its banks. As the waters subsided on Tuesday, the NWA was kept busy as workmen removed silt and other debris from the roadway.
On Monday night, the NWA was forced to issue an advisory to motorists who would have wanted to gain access to the Gorge after it was closed. This after video footage showed two men attempting to gain access to the Gorge. The men, who were captured trying to break the lock on the gates to the Gorge, braved raging flood waters in their attempt to gain access.
Meanwhile, the Flash Flood Watch which was in effect for southern and northwestern parishes has been discontinued.