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Crossings, Roads Closed Due To Flooding In Labasa 

Many people were unable to reach home because they didn’t want to take the risk of crossing flooded roads and crossings.
29 Jan 2021 10:49
Crossings, Roads Closed Due To Flooding In Labasa 
Ramesh Chandra couldn’t go home as the crossing behind him at Urata, Labasa was underwater on January 28, 2021. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Numerous roads and crossings were under water yesterday in Labasa due to adverse weather conditions.

Many people were unable to reach home because they didn’t want to take the risk of crossing flooded roads and crossings.

One of them was Ramesh Chandra, who stood watching over the flooding crossing in Urata, Labasa.

Mr Chandra said he left home at 9am to do shopping in Labasa Town.

“When I returned after two hours the crossing was flooded,” said the retired Fiji Sugar Corporation employee.

“This is always the case whenever there is heavy rain or flash flood warning.”

Urata Crossing in Labasa flooded. Photo: Laisa Lui

Urata Crossing in Labasa flooded. Photo: Laisa Lui

The 60-year-old grandfather went home at 5pm.

Fiji Roads Authority at 1pm released an update and stated that Dreketilailai Crossing, Kawakawavesi Crossing, Zailav Crossing, Bucalevu Crossing, Nakama Crossing, Waidamudamu Crossing, Qeleimumu Crossing, Qawa Crossing, Moligaiwala Crossing, Nasarava Crossing, Emily Point, Urata Crossing and Nasaqa Crossing were closed to all traffic because they were underwater.

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



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