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Floodings shut down roads, bridges

By AVINESH GOPAL
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Update: 9:34PM SOME bridges and roads in the country are closed to all traffic because of flooding.

The approach to Wainikovu Irish crossing in Tailevu has been washed out while the Waisa, Waivatu, Matainasau and Delakado crossings in the province are also closed.

The Raralevu and Vuci South roads in Nausori are closed to light traffic while two bridges on North Coastal Rd in Taveuni are closed to all traffic.

In Ba, crossings at Vutuni, Marinitawa, Toge and Varadoli Cemetery roads are closed to all traffic while the Navisa Bridge on Koronubu Road is open to light traffic.

Four crossings on Narara Rd and crossings at Waimari, Katudrau Rd and Korotale Valley Rd in Rakiraki are also closed.

Crossings at Vuda Back Rd, Navula Rd, Vaivai Rd, Vakabuli Indian School Rd, Drasa Dam Rd in Lautoka are also closed.

The road at Quali Flat in Tilivalevu in Sigatoka has been washed out and is under water, and the Nadroumai Crossing No.1 is also closed to all traffic.

In Tavua, the Qalela, Matacawa, Lubulubu, Naseyani, Dramasi, Lakalaka, Yaladro, Malele, Balata and Nadarivatu roads are closed to all traffic while the Tagitagi and Natawa bridges are under water.

Crossings and some roads at Wailoko, Savalau and Vunabitu and the Votualevu Cemetery Road in Nadi are closed to all traffic.

The Fiji Roads Authority said in a statement that the bridges are expected to open when the water level recedes.





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