Monday 24 September, 2018

JPS makes progress in restoring power cut due to rains

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that it has made significant progress over the past 24 hours, restoring customers who lost power supply due to the weather conditions experienced by the island over the last few days. 

Heavy rains and flooding resulted in broken lines, washed out poles and other damage to the power delivery system.  The parishes which are presently most impacted are: St Catherine, Kingston & St. Andrew (North) and St Thomas.

The areas in St Catherine which are experiencing outages include: Commodore to Bullock and Bernard Lodge; while some customers in Golden Spring, Lawrence Tavern, Above Rocks and the surrounding areas in rural St. Andrew are also without power supply.  The affected areas in St. Thomas are: Mango Row, Cedar Valley and Arcadia.

Customers are also experiencing outages in small pockets in other parishes at this time.

JPS said it assures all customers that its teams are making every effort to restore power supply to the affected areas, but may be hampered in some instances by accessibility issues. The teams will, however, be working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.