Some roads in Tavua and Lautoka closed due to flooding

Some roads in Tavua and Lautoka closed due to flooding

By Mosese Raqio
Wednesday 13/03/2024
Source : Fiji Roads Authority

Some roads in Tavua and Lautoka are currently closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain.

The Fiji Roads Authority says Matacawa Road, Qalela Road, Vatia Road, Lubulubu Road and Nadelei Road, Naseyani Road, and Kings Road near Waisai Bridge in Tavua closed to all traffic while Nadelei Road Tavua to Cross Culvert at RP 5.5 and Kings Road near Rabulu Village are accessible to 4 wheel drive vehicles only.

In Lautoka, Abaca Ford Crossing and Buabua Road 1st Crossing are closed to traffic while Saru Back Road Crossing is open to 4 wheel drive vehicles only.

FRA is urging members of the public living in the Western Division to plan their routes accordingly and avoid these areas until further notice.

Meanwhile, a heavy rain alert is in force for Yasawa and Mamanuca groups, Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, and Lomaiviti and Southern Lau groups.

A flash flood warning is in force for all flood-prone areas, small streams and low-lying areas for Viti Levu and southern Bua [from Nabouwalu to Wainunu].

A coastal inundation alert is in force for all low-lying areas of southern Viti Levu, Vatulele, Beqa, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands while a strong wind warning is in force for Southwest Viti Levu Waters, Kadavu Passage and is now in force for Yasawa waters, Vatu-i-Ra Passage and Koro Sea.

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