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Late night reopening for Bog Walk Gorge, motorists urged to exercise caution

The Bog Walk Gorge reopened to the motoring public late Tuesday (October 27) with road users being urged to exercise caution.

The announcement was made by the National Works Agency (NWA) in an late evening post on its Twitter page.

Colloquially known as flat bridge, the gorge has been closed for two days following heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Zeta.

“The Bog Walk Gorge has been reopened. Please use the corridor with care. We thank those patient road users who allowed our crews to execute the difficult task of cleaning and clearing this very important corridor after the recent rains,” said the NWA in its tweet.

The communications manager for the agency Stephen Shaw further said that the roadway may still contain sand and told motorists to be on the lookout for hazardous rocks that could have been loosened due to the heavy rains.

A preliminary estimate from the agency suggest Jamaica’s road repair bill following the heavy rains could be in the region of $2 billion.

The figure is expected to rise as the NWA said that it had not visited all the roads affected.

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