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NWA clears blocked roadways following heavy rains

Posted: April 23, 2012

A number of roadways that were impacted by torrential rains on the weekend have been re-opened.

 

Flooding, landslides and fallen rocks had rendered some corridors in the eastern section of the island, impassable.

 

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has been working throughout today (April 23) and that roadway from Williamsfield to Glengoffe in St. Catherine, which was blocked by landslides, has been cleared.

 

Communications Manager at the Works Agency Stephen Shaw says roadways that were affected in Portland, including Albany to Shirley Castle, have been re-opened to single lane access.

 

In the meantime, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it will be working non-stop over the next two days to clear roadways of solid waste and debris.

 

The garbage resulted from heavy rains which lashed some parishes over the past 36 hours.

 

The waste management agency says it has conducted an island-wide assessment and its regional bodies will work to clear the roadways.

 

Community Relations Manager at the NSWMA Shauna Guthrie says the clean-up exercise will not affect the collection of residential waste.

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