Flooding of Hordley crossing in St. Thomas disrupts sitting of CXC exams

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says Hordley Crossing along the Golden Grove main road in St. Thomas, remains impassable. 

This is due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall overnight. 

This morning, police said two females had to be rescued from the area after being trapped in their vehicles. 

Speaking with IRIE FM News, Head of the Police Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay said while large trucks may be able to navigate the flood waters, motorists are urged to avoid the area. 

She noted that the road surface is unstable due to recent road works.

Meantime, SSP Lindsay said there have been reports that some children who are scheduled for examinations today, have been hindered from attending school, due to the flood. 

Meanwhile, The Overseas Examination Commission (OEC) says students who are unable to reach their designated exam centres due to flooding in St. Thomas should attend the closest examination centre to them as an alternative.

Some 10 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) papers are set to be completed today.

The OEC says impacted students are to take their original exam registration number, timetable and identification card to the alternative exam centre.

It notes that schools accommodating students with EDPM paper 2 should contact the OEC office.

Schools are also urged to apply the “Out of Centre Protocol” .

The OEC stresses that the safety of students is a priority while urging them to avoid crossing flooded roads and pathways.


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