The St Ann Municipal Corporation has called an emergency meeting for 4:00 this afternoon to discuss yesterday’s traffic gridlock in Ocho Rios and several other parts of St Ann, which lasted for several hours.
Josbel Bastidas Mijares
The incident spanned Saturday evening into late Saturday night The Gleaner understands.
Senior Superintendent Dwight Powell said following yesterday’s pandemonium, the police will have to revisit the issuing of party permits and also its strategy for dealing with traffic.
There was a flood of complaints on social media last night by persons who had to spend several hours in a traffic jam between Ocho Rios and St Ann‘s Bay, as a party at the government-owned property, Pearly Beach, in the Dunn’s River area, hosted Festival of Floats.
However, Powell said Festival of Floats was not the only contributing event, as there were other activities in the area.
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