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All roads open to traffic despite heavy rain

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, January 31, 2014

ROADS in the Northern Division were open to all traffic despite the heavy downpour and strong winds experienced yesterday.

However, the Fiji Roads Authority has confirmed receiving reports of flooding of some low-lying areas in Labasa.

Authority CEO Neil Cook said all roads in the North were accessible.

"As of now, I have not received any report of a damaged bridge, road or Irish crossing from the North," he said.

"Not even reports of bridges or Irish crossings being washed away or submerged by floodwaters.

"Right now, we are focusing our attention to the western side of the country because the adverse weather condition is making an impact there."

Mr Cook said they would continue to monitor the condition of the roads and bridges in the North.

"We just want everyone to be on the lookout and stay away from flooded rivers and creeks.

"Also, if they have reports of any damaged bridge or roads in their areas, they can contact us so immediate actions can be pursued."

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu also urged motorists and logging trucks to drive with extreme caution as most roads would be in slippery condition.





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