A LANDSLIDE along the Nabouwalu to Dreketi highway sealed off traffic yesterday.
Divisional Planning Officer North Alipate Bolalevu said the road was closed for a few hours but opened in the afternoon.
"The China First Railway Group helped the Fiji Roads Authority clear the landslide using their machinery," Mr Bolalevu said.
"It was closed for a few hours to help them clear the landslide and when that was completed, the road was opened to traffic," he said.
"However, only a single lane is being used along the area where the landslide happened," he added.
Mr Bolalevu said the two companies had worked closely together to clear the landslide and allow traffic flow.
A statement from the FRA said the landslide was attributed to the continuous heavy rainfall over the past days.
"Both Blacktop and CFRG will be working continuously until the road is fully reopened," the FRA stated.
Passengers travelling to Bua from Labasa in the morning had to return as the road was closed.
Those travelling from Bua remained in Nabouwalu until the road was cleared. The adverse road condition created by heavy rainfall also resulted in vehicles being bogged in the thick soil. Heavy rain continued yesterday in the north with reports of flash floods.