Suva

Fallen tree causes traffic jam in Suva

A tree fell along Edinburgh Drive this morning which resulted in the blocking of both lanes towards Suva City and Samabula. Road users had to take alternative routes through Toorak and Reservoir Road. Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) spokesperson Onarina Umu told Newswire that Fulton Hogan Highways is currently at the site clearing out the fallen tree. UMU: […]

Peni Shute

June 9, 2016 9:39 am

A tree fell along Edinburgh Drive this morning which resulted in the blocking of both lanes towards Suva City and Samabula.

Members of the Public walking down to Suva City this morning. (Henry Komaitai/Facebook)
Members of the Public walking down to Suva City this morning. (Henry Komaitai/Facebook)

Road users had to take alternative routes through Toorak and Reservoir Road.

Buses and cars turning around due to the fallen tree. (Henry Komaitai/Facebook)
Buses and cars turning around due to the fallen tree. (Henry Komaitai/Facebook)

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) spokesperson Onarina Umu told Newswire that Fulton Hogan Highways is currently at the site clearing out the fallen tree.

UMU: “At 8.20am the contractor was made aware and the road re-opened by 9am. The Fulton Hogan Hiways crew is still there cutting up the tree and removing vegetation debris on the side of the road without hindrance to traffic.”

The Suva City Council Chief Executive Officer Mr Bijay Chand said he was aware of the situation.

No one was injured in the incident.

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