NWA closes roadway to Above Rocks, St. Catherine to large vehicles with immediate effect

Date Published: 
18 Apr 2019

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the main road to Above Rocks, St. Catherine is closed to large vehicles including trucks and JUTC buses, with immediate effect.

NWA’s Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, says the Agency is now moving to secure sections of the main road where the road embankment has broken away severely undermining the roadway.

He says, for now, only small vehicles can safely use the roadway into Above Rocks and that large vehicles should not attempt to traverse the corridor, under any circumstance. There are no alternative routes.

Following heavy rainfall in the area yesterday, the fill material along some sections of the roadway washed out when the embankment failed. The NWA says the roadway could be compromised even further should it rain again.

The Agency urges motorists, who are still permitted, to use the area with caution and to obey the posted warning signs. The NWA implores persons not to remove impediments placed along the roadway to prevent motorists from using the affected section of roadway.