Weekend Rains Render Several St Thomas Roads Impassable

Several roads in St. Thomas are blocked following rains on the weekend.

The Member of Parliament for West St. Thomas, the JLPs James Robertson says there are some ‘major inconveniences and blockages’ in his constituency.

Mr. Robertson is urging the National Works Agency to clear the drains as more rain is expected.

Mr. Robertson says several roads in his constituency are still unusable following damage by heavy rains last month.

Meanwhile, the National Works Agency says its teams have been clearing three road blocks in both the eastern and western sections of St. Thomas following persistent overnight rain.

The roadways became blocked by landslide, fallen rocks, trees and silt.

This, as the parish continues to be affected by heavy rain for the second consecutive week.

Communication and Customer Service Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the roadway from Llandwey to Windsor Forest is blocked by fallen boulders at multiple sections at Richmond Vale.

The roadway from Grants Pen to Pamphret has been reduced to single lane at Pondside, Yallahs as a result of a fallen tree.

Mr. Shaw says the road from Morant Bay to Wilmington that was blocked in the vicinity of Wilmington Square has since been cleared.

The NWA says its team remains in the field conducting on going assessment.

The Agency is meanwhile urging road users to exercise caution when travelling along these roadways and to be aware of falling rocks and debris as the island continues to be affected by unstable weather.