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Thursday's flooding on Mandela Highway caused by blocked drain, police say

Preston Wray, Superintendent in charge of the Ferry Police Station
 
The police say investigations have revealed that a blocked drain resulted in a section of the Mandela Highway in the vicinity of  Plantation Heights being flooded Thursday morning.
 
It was initially thought to have been caused by a broken water main.
 
The situation resulted in delays for motorists heading into Kingston.
 
Preston Wray, Superintendent in charge of the Ferry Police Station, said a team from the National Works Agency (NWA) is clearing the blockage.
 
He said the water on the road has subsided as it is being pumped, while a tractor is clearing the drain.
 
"Traffic is flowing actually freely...so things are almost back to normal at this particular time," he declared. 
 


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