Roads impassable due to heavy rain

January 15, 2018
Some residents of Hyde in Trelawny wade through the flooded roadway.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is currently monitoring the situation along a number of roadways which have been rendered impassable due to persistent rain in the parishes of St Ann, Trelawny and Westmoreland.

So far five roadways have been reported flooded including the road from Brown’s Town to Stewart Town in St Ann which is impassable at an area known as Standfast.

In Trelawny, the roadway from Jackson Town to Ulser Spring is impassable at Level Bottom, the road from Clarkes Town to Kinloss is impassable at Hyde, the Duncans to Long Pond road is flooded at Long Pond, and the Jackson Town to Stewart Town roadway is flooded at Barnstaple.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the Withorn to Ferris roadway in Westmoreland is heavily inundated in the vicinity of the Withorn police station but is passable. 

Shaw said as it continues to rain in these parishes the motoring public should exercise due caution when travelling along the affected roadways.