NWA warns of landslides

November 20, 2017

The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to proceed with caution along some roadways in Portland and St Andrew which have been impacted by landslides following heavy weekend rains.

Stephen Shaw, communication and customer services manager at the NWA, says a team has been deployed to clear landslides along the Breastworks to Windsor corridor in Portland which has been reduced to single lane traffic in the vicinity of Tom’s Hope.

He adds that the Guava Ridge to Silver Hill Gap roadway in St Andrew, which was rendered impassable by landslides at the weekend, has now been reopened to single lane traffic.

Shaw however warns that the area continues to be unstable and urges motorists to be on the lookout for more earth movements.

As such the NWA is advising motorists travelling towards Silver Hill Gap to use the Newcastle Road as an alternate route.

The agency continues to monitor road conditions in Portland, St Andrew and St Thomas as it continues to rain heavily in these parishes.