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Stay away from flooded roads and crossings

With heavy rain expected across the country, the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is urging members of the public to remain vigilant as there is a risk of further flooding. FRA Acting Chief Executive Officer Rory Garland said heavy rain has been experienced over the last 24 hours which has seen rivers and streams rise quickly […]

Fiji Roads Authority

April 4, 2016 11:19 am

With heavy rain expected across the country, the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is urging members of the public to remain vigilant as there is a risk of further flooding.

FRA Acting Chief Executive Officer Rory Garland said heavy rain has been experienced over the last 24 hours which has seen rivers and streams rise quickly across all divisions.

Nadi Town as of 10am this morning. (Jese Tuisinu/Twitter)
Nadi Town at 10am this morning. (Jese Tuisinu/Twitter)

Assessments are still being undertaken and FRA contractors are positioned in areas that are still very susceptible to significant damage following the many temporary repairs were undertaken in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Drana Crossing, Korotale Road in Rakiraki. (FRA)
Drana Crossing, Korotale Road in Rakiraki. (FRA)

We expect the flooding to get worse over the course of today, especially during high tide around mid-afternoon. All motorists and pedestrians to stay clear of flooded roads and crossings.

Latest Updates:

  • Nadi river – the water is now level with Queens Road
  • Sabeto river – is in level with Queens Road now
  • Ba river  – the water level is now level with kings road
  • Sigatoka river – water level is rising fast
  • The temporary crossing done in Ra Area -expect them to be washed out by now.

Mr. Garland said people need to be extremely careful and not drive on flooded roads as the conditions of the roadways underneath are unknown.

FRA is urging the public to remain vigilant, tune into the local radio and listen to the advice of emergency services.

Members of the public can contact Fiji Roads Authority on 5720 if they have queries regarding the affected roads and crossings.

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