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Bridges, roads closed

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A PORTION of the Kings Rd from Korovou in Tailevu to Rakiraki, Ra was closed yesterday because of flooding.

Department of Roads director John Luveniyali said the Wailotua and the Baleinaga roads in Wainibuka were under water.

"The Wailotua Bridge was under water from the heavy rain and access is very hard at this time," he said.

Mr Luveniyali said areas in Nayavu, Waisomo construction area, Naqia crossing, Baleinaga crossing and Nayavu bridge were under water and closed to traffic.

In Naitasiri, the Naqali bridge on the Sawani/Serea Rd, was under 3.5 metres of water and closed to all traffic. Also closed was the Muainaweni flats.

In Korovou, Tailevu, the Kings Rd, Wairuku bridge and Wailotua flats were under water and closed to all traffic.

In Rewa, Toga Rd and Toga crossing were under water and closed to traffic while the Bau Tikina junction was open only to single lane traffic.

National Disaster Management Office director Manasa Tagicakibau said they would open the Kings Rd when the water receded.

Yesterday afternoon he said water was rising rapidly at Wailotua.