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Motorists Warned Of Flooded Roads

Motorists have been warned to avoid speeding and areas that have roads covered with water following the heavy downpour in various areas around the country. In a situation report by
17 Oct 2018 12:59
Motorists Warned Of Flooded Roads
Flooded roads in Rakiraki. Photo: Anish Chand, Facebook.

Motorists have been warned to avoid speeding and areas that have roads covered with water following the heavy downpour in various areas around the country.

In a situation report by the Fiji Roads Authority yesterday some roads in the low-lying areas were still in danger of flooding since rainfall would be continuing in some parts of the country.

FRA highlighted the following:

  • Some more roads are now closed in the Northern Division
  • The situation in the Western Division remains unchanged
  • Some roads in the low-lying areas are still in danger of flooding as rainfall continues in some parts of Fiji
  • Motorists are advised to please keep a safe following distance, avoid speeding and avoid areas with water over the road.

The Authority also confirmed that the Crossings in Rakiraki which included Savusavu Crossing, Burelevu Crossing, Namunamu Crossing, Mataso Crossing, Dreketi Crossing and Vunikavikaloa Crossing were closed.

The roads that were partially opened were Waimari Road and Katudrau Road.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner Western Joji Satakala said the crossings were flooded in the morning due to heavy rainfall.

Mr Satakala said he was only familiar with the situation of the weather in the affected areas in the morning and urged people to take precautions.

Fiji Met warns

The Fiji Meteorological Services also issued a strong wind warning for parts of the group.

“A strong wind warning is also issued that will affect the land areas of Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands and areas in southern and northern Viti Levu,” the update at 7:30pm last night said.

“The National Disaster Management Office is advising the general public to be prepared and take heed of the heavy rain warning that can cause flooding to low lying areas.

“People residing in low lying areas should take heed of the warning and make preparations to evacuate to higher grounds well before flood waters rise.

“Mariners are advised to take heed of the strong wind warning, especially, small boat owners not to venture into rough seas to avoid incidents that may cause loss of lives.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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