Parts of Rakiraki Town flooded

Picture: FRA/SUPPLIED.

Rakiraki town was closed down earlier today after flooded waters entered the town.

According to the Fiji Roads Authority, most roads into the town have been closed.

A total of 10 access ways were blocked off by floodwaters. These include three crossings in Narara, Korotale Valley Road, Waimari Flat, Rakiraki Town, Katudrau Crossing and access to Navatu School.

Matawale Crossing in the Sigatoka Valley has also been blocked off by heavy downpours.

Meanwhile, police officers are on patrol and have advised members of the public not to go near flooded waters in vehicles and on foot.

The Fiji Meteorological Service issued a flash flooding warning at midday today for the Nakauvadra River from Vatukacevaceva to Rakiraki Town.

Areas that were affected include Naqoro Flat, Qalau Flats from the Water Authority of Fiji pump site and low-lying areas along FSC Road.

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