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Alternative routes to Three Miles clogged by 70,000 vehicles — police

Monday, September 10, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that severe traffic congestion has developed this morning on several roads being used as alternative routes to the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew.

According to a release from the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the congestion is as a result of approximately 70,000 vehicles, which normally use the Portia Simpson Miller Square, being diverted onto smaller minor roads.

CCU said that Olympic Way, Bay Farm Road, Waltham Park Road and several roads leading off those roads, have been clogged with motor vehicles, resulting in significant delays for commuters.

It said the problem is being compounded by unruly motorists who continue to ignore the road code and the instructions of traffic personnel.

“We are working assiduously to alleviate the congestion with the additional deployment of police into the affected areas,” the CCU release said.

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