NWA continues clean-up of roadways

Date Published: 
25 Sep 2019

The National Works Agency (NWA) is continuing its efforts at cleaning and clearing roadways and drainage features affected by heavy rainfall over the last three days. Heavy rainfall over the past three days has resulted in blockage, landslides and flooding along several roadways in St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Andrew and St. Thomas.


Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw says that work crews have completed cleaning in the Bog Walk Gorge that was impacted by flooding and blocked drains. The drains have once again been reopened and minor landslips removed.


In Clarendon where there was massive flooding in the Aenon Town community, the cleaning of a Sink Hole and a gully is being done, while work is now taking place to reopen the road from Summerfield to Thompson Town that is being affected by a massive landslide. The road has been reduced to use only by very small vehicles.


Mr. Shaw says that work is also taking place in the Mahagony Vale community in St. Thomas, where the road is blocked by a massive landslide. Landslides are also impacting the Windsor Forrest road and the corridor from Easington to Llandewey.


In St. Andrew, crews are now working on the road from Gordon Town to Guava Ridge and the stretch from Rock Hall to Parks Road. These roads are being impacted by landslides.