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Travellers Stranded Road Flooded

An Australian tourist and his family were among the hundreds stranded because of floodwaters at Nabilo, near Korovou, Tailevu yesterday. Kevan McAllister and his family had been in Fiji a
07 Dec 2014 10:05
Travellers Stranded Road Flooded
Motorists had to wait for hours until flood water receded at Korovou in Tailevu yesterday while some took the risk of crossing on foot. Photo: Ronald Kumar

An Australian tourist and his family were among the hundreds stranded because of floodwaters at Nabilo, near Korovou, Tailevu yesterday.

Kevan McAllister and his family had been in Fiji a week and a half and were on their way to Rakiraki when they were stopped by floodwaters along the way.

“We arrived here around 12pm from Suva today to go to Rakiraki and spend more time there before we go back,” Mr McAllister said.

“I hope the waters recede soon or we’ll wait here for another few hours to go across because we’ve already booked our accommodation.”

Maria Gorretti of Lodoni, Tailevu was also among those stranded.

“We were here from around 12pm today, back from shopping in Nausori. We left home at around 6am today but it was just raining and now it is flooding,” Ms Gorretti said.

“We will just wait here for the water to go down so we can go across to my family.”

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Pio Tikoduadua was also at Nabilo.

Mr Tikoduadua made arrangements for boats to transport the stranded passengers across to Korovou Town.

Fiji roads authority Road Updates
Roads along Kings and Queens highways were closed for sometime because of rainfall and flash flooding yesterday.
Below are the roads that were closed to all traffics according to a Fiji Roads Authority release late yesterday afternoon.
Namara, Dawakoto roads, Korociriciri, Waituri in Rewa were been closed to all traffic because of flooding. Buiduna and Ratu Kadavulevu roads are closed to light traffic.
Wailoa and Wainimala in Naqali, Nadovu crossing, Naivucini crossing, Natauvoli crossing at Wailoa were all closed to all traffic yesterday afternoon.
Nabukaluka, Delailasakau, Navulokani roads at Naqali were also closed because of flooding.
The Wainikovu crossing at Naqali was also washed away. The Deepwater Road, Old King’s Road and half of Korovou were also closed.
In Ra Barotu, Bainisoqosoqo, Vunikavikaloa, Dreketi, Burenitu roads in Rakiraki were all closed to traffic as a result of flash flooding.
Motorists and pedestrians have been advised to use all roads and bridges/crossings with caution.

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