Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 11:37 PM on Wednesday 23 April

/ Front page / News

Rain damages roads

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

THE unfavourable weather has resulted in the closure of some roads in the Western Division.

Fiji Roads Authority sent out an advisory for road users to exercise caution as heavy downpours had caused several damaged roads and crossings.

Authority chief executive officer Neil Cook said contractors had been working round-the-clock to restore access although the work was dependent on the weather, especially west roads.

"Floodwaters are still high in streams and creeks which is making many crossings and low-lying areas inaccessible to most vehicles and also to the public," Mr Cook said in a statement.

"We strongly urge parents and schools especially in rural or remote communities to monitor children and ensure they move safely between their homes and their schools." According to FRA, Rakiraki has two roads closed — Ganilau and Burelevu roads.

In Ba, Toge Rd crossing is under water and closed to traffic while Matanagata Rd was closed in Tavua.

In Lautoka, the closed roads were Charan Lovu Rd, Navula Crossing, Badrama Crossing, Saru Back Rd, Paipai Rd Crossing and Vakabuli Rd.

In Nadi, Savalau Crossing and Togo Access were closed as a result of flooding.