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Trough of low pressure remains slow moving over Fiji

April 21, 2019 7:18 am

The Fiji Meteorological Services confirms a trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain remains slow moving over the group.

A flood warning remains in force for low lying areas and downstream of Korovou town, Waimanu river and Naqali bridge.

A flood alert remains in force for the low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to major rivers for the interior and eastern half of Viti Levu, Navua river and Nayavu station of the Wainibuka river.

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The National Disaster Management office is advising those living in low lying area to exercise caution as heavy rain continues in most parts of the country.

Director, Anare Leweniqila says according to reports, some low lying areas are currently facing floods including roads in Navua, Namatakula and Nabotini.

The NDMO is urging motorist to take extra precaution and adjust travelling plans as heavy rain is expected to continue.

Leweniqila adds the Queens Highway from Navutulevu to Lami will be temporarily closed until further notice due to rising flood waters and landslides.

The next high tide is expected at 7.20am.

Meanwhile, Fiji Roads Authority is advising members of the public Queens Road in the Central Division is now open to traffic, after a landslide near Korovisilou was cleared.

Members of the public can contact the FRA on toll free number 5720 if they have queries regarding the affected roads and crossings.

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