KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Works Agency (NWA) says that continuous heavy rains have caused flooding, breakaways and landslides, which are impacting roadways in Trelawny, St Catherine and St Andrew.
The agency reported that multiple areas in Trelawny have been affected and are advising motorists to avoid them.
“In Trelawny, road users should avoid the Wakefield to Bunkers Hill main road as the corridor is flooded in the vicinity of the Unity Primary School. The road from Falmouth to Springvale, near Granville, is also flooded and should be avoided by operators of small vehicles,” NWA advised.
“A breakaway that recently occurred along the Wire Fence to Albert Town main road, in the vicinity of the Stettin Health Centre, has worsened. Motorists are being urged to exercise extreme caution when using this corridor,” it continued.
NWA added that in St Catherine, a section of the St John’s Road has again been flooded and is urging caution when using this corridor.
A landslide in the Golden Spring area is also hindering traffic along the Stony Hill to Toms River roadway in St Andrew. This has resulted in the road being reduced to single lane traffic.
Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says parish teams have been mobilised to respond where possible. Shaw says that as the rains continue across the island, residents should remain vigilant in using corridors especially where they are susceptible to flooding and landslides.