WATCH: Portmore gridlocked after coronavirus lockdown
Created : 15 April 2020
Traffic pile-up at the Westport roundabout in Portmore, St Catherine on Wednesday morning.
The municipality of Portmore in St Catherine has come to a standstill after the government announced a seven-day lockdown of the parish until next Wednesday in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
There is now a massive traffic jam across sections of the dormitory town as motorists attempt to traverse the area.
Following the announcement of the lockdown by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday evening, there were reports of people fleeing St Catherine for other parishes, many of the them allegedly headed to Kingston and St Andrew, which raised additional concerns.
See more photos of the traffic gridlock in the gallery below.
Portmore Lockdown Traffic
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