The National Water Commission (NWC) says emergency repairs are now underway on Arthur Wint Drive in St Andrew where a pipeline ruptured earlier today, sending volumes of water shooting into the air.
This follows the circulation of a video on social media showing cars cautiously crossing the flooded intersection with South Avenue and Alexander Road. One car didn’t make it across, getting trapped in the explosion.
The company said that while the Mona Treatment plant will remain in operation, some customers may experience disruptions (low pressures or no water conditions) until the repair work is complete.
It said the estimated restoration time is 10:00 tonight.
The company said customers should also expect an initial low pressure after the restart of operations due to the gradual recharging of the network.
The NWC apologised for any inconvenience caused and sought to assure customers that every effort will be made to restore water supply on or before the times specified.