ONE of Tavua's most productive sugarcane farming communities has been subjected to constant flooding over recent years.
The Yaladro Flats is home to about 500 households whose residents are predominantly involved in sugarcane and vegetable farming.
When wet weather conditions plagued the Western Division earlier this week, the Yaladro Rd was the first to be inundated after just a few days of heavy rain.
Yaladro resident, Chandrika Prasad said whenever the road was under water, buses were not able to service the route forcing residents to walk to work or school.
"This has been happening for many years," he said.
"About 500 households are situated in this area and we have to go through this problem every time it rains."
Mr Prasad said at some parts of the flooded road, water reached up to knee-level.
"Another problem is after it rains, it takes about two to three days for the water to recede," he said.
The Fiji Times came across the flooded Yaladro Rd a day after heavy rain was experienced over most parts of the division.
About one kilometre of the road was under water forcing vehicles and residents to walk along the old tramline running beside the access way.
Yaladro villager, Mataiasi Dregasu said there had been instances where villagers had to push vehicles stuck in potholes hidden by the murky floodwaters.
"I think the main issue here is the drainage. If the culverts were cleared then maybe this would not happen," he said.