Online jitters as power outage set for Clarendon, St Catherine
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has advised that it will be undertaking urgent and critical repairs at its Rhoden’s Pen substation in Old Harbour, St Catherine on Tuesday, October 20.
The company, in a release, said the repairs are necessary to address defects which can result in a major and potentially prolonged power outage.
It said in an effort to reduce the effect on the home online schooling population in the section of the parish (and neighbouring Clarendon) that are served by the power station, the repair outage is to take place from 5 am to 10 am on Tuesday, October 20.
The work is to result in a disruption in electricity supply in the following areas of St Catherine:
New Harbour Village 1, 2 and 3; Bushy Park, Gutters, Nightingale Grove, Old Harbour Village, Rhoden’s Pen, Spring Village, Abbot Heights, Bamboo Ridge, Bannister, Bartons, Bellas Gate, Bellefield, Bodles, Bois, Brown’s Hall, Bellfield, Bullet Tree, Colbeck, Content, Cudjoe Hill, Free Town, Ginger Ridge, Goldmine, Green Bottom, Inverness, Longville Park, Macca Tree, Marlie Hill, Old Harbour Bay, Old Harbour Square, Palmetto Pen, Planter Hall, Point Hill, Reynolds, Rose Hall Heights, Rosewell Road, Sandy Bay, Salt River Road, Sunrise Inn and surrounding areas.
The company expressed regret for the inconvenience that will be caused by the outage, and said it will make every effort to restore power to the affected areas in the shortest possible time.
For customer service information: call 888-225-5577/888-CALL-JPS, or for Digicel Customers 888-935-5577.
Persons may also make contact on Facebook at myjpsonline, Twitter at @myjpsonline, or via Web Chat weekdays 8 am – 5 pm on http://www.jpsco.com/