Several roads in West Rural St. Andrew remain impassible and others reduced to single lane traffic following several landslides in the area yesterday.

The landslides were reportedly caused by heavy rains.

Manager of Communications and Customer Service at the National Works Agency, NWA, is advising persons to use extreme caution on the roads.

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Mr. Shaw says Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses were yesterday taking different routes due to the road blocks.

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Mr. Shaw says a team is in the area working to clear the roads.

The police are advising motorists to avoid the Norbrook Fording, Grants Pen Fording and sections of Lawrence Tavern near the Lawrence Tavern Police Station.

Meanwhile, the police say the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine is now passable.

Motorists were urged to avoid the gorge last night due to rising water levels and falling rocks.

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