Thursday 26 November, 2020

JPS working to restore power after heavy rains

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it is working to restore electricity supply to a number of communities affected by ongoing heavy rains across the island.

According to the light and power company, waterlogged soil amid the inclement weather caused its poles to be dislodged and brought trees down on the lines.  

"We were also unable to gain access into some areas due to impassable roads," JPS told customers Monday morning, adding, "Today we are continuing the work to restore electricity supply to you, if you did not receive power yesterday. 

"We understand the inconvenience, but wish to assure you that we are giving of our best to get you back up and running. Our teams are working as quickly as possible, while being safe – because working on the electricity network in damp and wet conditions can be dangerous."
The JPS said "if all goes to plan", its crews will be working Monday in the following areas, among others:

CLARENDON:  Frankfield, Peckham, Harwood, Tweedside, Alston, James Hill, Morgans Forest, Kellits, Arthur Seat, and Lime Kiln

ST ANDREW: Above Rocks, Boone Hall, Sterling Castle, Greenvale Road (East Rural St Andrew),

WESTMORELAND: Mount Blessed, Delveland, and Canaan Mountain

ST JAMES: Belmont, Woodland, and Ginger Hill

ST CATHERINE: Ebony Park, Seville Meadows, Old Harbour Glades, Claremont Heights, Troja, Hampshire District, Bagbie, Stratmore Gardens, and Portmore

ST ANN: Aenon Town

ST ELIZABETH:  Peak- Lacovia, Section of Myersville (beside the health centre), Alligator Pond, Newton, Haughton, Section of Carisbrook, Section of Sandy Bank, and Cruz New Market

HANOVER: Woodland

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