Heavy rains causing flooding in eastern parishes

Several major roadways in eastern Jamaica parishes of St Thomas, St
Mary and Portland are impassable or are very difficult to navigate,
because of heavy rains over the last 24 hours, the National Works
Agency says
In St. Thomas, the corridors from Morant Bay to Port Morant,
Pleasant Hill to Hectors River, Bath to Hordley, and Hordley to
Haining is now impassable due to flooding.
In Portland, the Folly main road is also flooded in sections, while a
landslide is now impacting the road from Gayle to Labrinth in St.
Mary. This landslide is located close to an area referred to as Hill
The National Works Agency (NWA) says work crews have been
mobilized to deal with those issues that can be addressed, even as the
rains continue. These include the reopening of critical drains and the
removal of landslides.

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