Heavy Rains and Flooding Affect Power Delivery in St. Mary and St. Ann
JPS is reporting that continued heavy rains and flooding over the weekend has resulted in several customers in northern and eastern Jamaica being out of power. In St. Mary the affected areas include Enfield District, Mount Vernon, Castleton, Claremount Pen, Three Hills, Marlborough, Labyrinth, Retire Roadside, and Chocolate Walk.
In St. Ann customers in the Market Street area and areas leading off, have been affected as land slippages which have left Market Street inaccessible, preventing equipment repairs in the area.
While In Portland, customers in the Boston District are out of power due to two broken poles. Other customers in the parish in the communities of Windsor Forrest, Barracks District and Shot Over are also experiencing outages.
JPS teams are making every effort to restore power supply in the affected areas, but issues of access to areas, and continued rainfall have also impacted the rate at which restoration can take place. Crews will however be working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.