Saturday 14 December, 2019

VIDEO: Widespread flooding in Runaway Bay

A woman looks at flood waters in Runaway Bay, St Ann on  Thursday morning.

A woman looks at flood waters in Runaway Bay, St Ann on Thursday morning.

Heavy rains have lashed St Ann since Wednesday morning, leaving flood waters in sections of the seaside town of Runaway Bay.

The torrential showers resulted in the main road from Runaway Bay to Discovery Bay being extensively flooded with no vehicular movement possible. 

The Runaway Bay police station was reportedly not spared from the flood waters.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force through its Facebook page advised motorists travelling to Montego Bay from Ocho Rios to use alternative routes through Bamboo, St Ann’s Bay and Browns Town in St Ann.

Additionally, motorists travelling from Montego Bay into Kingston were advised to use alternative routes through Browns Town, Bamboo and Moneague in St Ann, and urged to proceed with caution

Meanwhile, in Mount Edgecombe in Runaway Bay, residents have also been reporting flooding in sections of the community.

Some residents have been forced to return home due to the rising waters.

Loop News understands that the flood conditions have alleviated, but a lot of mud and debris remain on sections of the Runaway Bay roadway.

Traffic is flowing, but a slow pace, Loop News has been informed.

More information later. 

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