Elderly woman walks through murky cane field to catch flight

May 16, 2017
Amy Hudson (right) took a trek through the cane field hoping that she would catch her flight to England.
Amy Hudson (right) being assisted by this youngster as she makes her way through the cane field.

An elderly woman, who is returning home to England, had to trudge through a murky cane field to catch a bus to the Sangster Airport in St James after a section of the Guys Hill main road in St Catherine was swept away by the Rio Magna.

Amy Hudson, 70, told THE STAR that she is scared she might missed her flight as her checking-in time had passed.

"I don't know if I am going to make it," Hudson said.

Hudson had made arrangements with her son, Conrod Brown, to take her from the rural community of Guys Hill to Montego Bay. However, when Brown was making his way to the community of Jubilee he realised that there was no road.

"I had to charter something to take her from Jubilee to here and we gonna walk across the cane field so I can take her to the airport," Brown said.

Meanwhile councillor for the Treadways division, Sydney Rose, is calling on the National Works Agency to act urgently as persons in the communities of Guys Hill, Redwood among others are marooned.

"We know it's not a quick fix because the road is completely destroyed but even something to so that emergency vehicles can get to the communities," Rose said.

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