Taxi operators in Westmoreland withdraw service for second day, leaving students and other commuters stranded
For a second day, students and other commuters in Westmoreland have been left stranded as taxi operators withdraw service and mount roadblocks along the Grange Hill to Savanna-La-Mar roadway.
The operators are upset over the deteriorating conditions of the thoroughfare and have called for rehabilitative works to be conducted instead of patching.
The situation has prompted several schools in the area, including Grange Hill High and Primary to suspend classes.
IRIE FM news understands that bike taxis have been mobilized to manoeuvre the debris mounted by protesters in a bid to transport citizens.
One member of the Westmoreland Taxi Association says the disruption to people’s lives will continue until the situation is addressed effectively.