NWA ISSUES WARNING TO MOTORISTS

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The National Works Agency, NWA, is warning members of the public against trying to access the Bog Walk Gorge when it is closed.

The Agency issued the warning after a motorist was seen on CCTV trying to remove a padlock from the barrier at the entrance to the Gorge.

The Gorge was closed earlier today after it was rendered impassible by rising waters due to heavy rains and falling rocks.

Motorists are advised to use the alternative routes through Sligoville and Barry.

Elsewhere the NWA says Marcus Garvey Drive, which was under water, is now passable.

The Agency says it will continue to monitor this corridor as water levels may fluctuate due to the intermittent rainfall.

And the NWA says its teams are working to free a number of roadways rendered impassible or blocked by debris due to the heavy rains in several sections of the island.

Flooding and blockages were reported in several areas in St Catherine, Clarendon, St Ann, St Mary, Kingston and St Andrew.

Motorist are once again being advised not to venture into rising waters and to use alternative routes where possible.