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16 roads closed due to heavy rainfall

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has advised that a tropical depression is producing rainfall across parts of Fiji. The Centre, which is based at the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Office, has also advised that due to this tropical depression, there will be strong winds experienced around parts of […]

Peni Shute

February 11, 2016 2:16 pm

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has advised that a tropical depression is producing rainfall across parts of Fiji.

The Centre, which is based at the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Office, has also advised that due to this tropical depression, there will be strong winds experienced around parts of the country.

For the Western Division, a flood warning is in force for low-lying pocket areas especially along Rakiraki River including Rakiraki Town.

A heavy rain warning remains in force for western and northern Viti Levu, Northern Vanua Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group.

Roads Update

Roads in Rakiraki town are the worst affected at present while most waterways are rising.

Drivers and pedestrians are requested to take extreme caution when travelling in heavy rain and to refrain from crossing flooded waters.

Listed below are roads affected by flood waters in the Western Division and respective advice to Motorists until further notice:

Location Road Name Advice to Motorists
1 Tavua Yaladro Rd Closed to all traffic
2 Lakalaka Rd Closed to all traffic
3 Nabuna Village Rd Closed to all traffic
4 Dramasi Rd Closed to all traffic
5 Nadelei Rd Closed to all traffic
6 Rakiraki

 

Korotale Rd Closed to all traffic
7 Waimari Rd Closed to all traffic
8 FSC Road Closed to all traffic
9 Rakiraki Access Rd Closed to all traffic
10 Korotale Road Underwater Flooded
11 Ba Bariban Rd Closed to all traffic
12 Vunisamaloa Rd Closed to all traffic
13 Cemetry Rd Closed to all traffic
14 Toge Rd Closed to all traffic
15 Nadi Chunilal Rd Closed to all traffic
16 Arolevu Rd Closed to all traffic

All roads in the Central and Northern Division remain open.

The public is advised to closely monitor the current situation and take relevant precautions. Parents and guardians are urged to monitor the movement of their children and to ensure that their whereabouts are known.

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