TOUGH GOING ... Clarendon residents hurdle obstacles, walk for miles due to landslides

May 17, 2017

With many of their roads still inaccessible to vehicular traffic, scores of residents in some sections of northern Clarendon have resorted to walking for up to five miles to get to their destinations.

A trough west of Jamaica has been influencing the weather conditions across the island since Saturday night. This severe weather condition has resulted in landslides, flooding and destruction to infrastructure, particularly in Clarendon. Up to press time, areas in north Clarendon were cut off from vehicle access.

Persons have been skilfully navigating roads which are now obstacle courses. Among them is Christina, an elderly woman who told The STAR that she lives in James Hill but had to seek refuge in May Pen because of the weather. 

"I was staying with a friend in May Pen so I am just going home," said Christina, who had box with food items on her head. 

Students in uniform, mother's with babies, civil servants in uniform have all been climbing the mounds of mud and dirt to get to their destinations.


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