Several roads in the North closed
April 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Several roads in the Northern Division are closed today due to flooding.
In Labasa, Emily Flats in Siberia is underwater and inaccessible to all vehicles.
The crossing and road at Urata is also underwater. No vehicle is allowed to pass.
At Qawa Road, the Boca Bridge is underwater and not accessible to vehicles.
There are workers and market vendors stranded on the other side of the road.
At Dreketilailai, the Irish Crossing is underwater with swift flowing current.
The road is inaccessible to all vehicles.
The Nakusa Bridge in Dreketilailai is also under water.
At Vunivau Village, the bridge is underwater and not accessible to vehicles.
A big tree trunk is lying across the bridge.
The Navakuru, Nakelikoso and Qelemumu Crossings are also underwater and closed to all vehicles.
The Lagalaga Flats and Vunivutu flats are also underwater and water has flooded the roads.
Vehicles are urged to take extra precaution when driving to and around the low lying areas as flood waters have overflowed from drains and onto the roads.
Police are also patrolling the flooded areas to ensure the safety of the public.
In Cakaudrove, there is a huge landslide at Jerusalemi Village outside Savusavu Town.
The road is closed as authorities are working to clear the debris.
There is also a landslide between Loa Village and Mavoni Village in Tunuloa.
FRA says they are mobilizing a team each to the sites to assess the situation, adding they will open a single lane access once it is deemed safe.
The Bagata Bridge along Vunivesi Road is underwater and closed to traffic.
The Nadavaci Crossing on Natewa Road is also closed as it is underwater.
In Bua, the Namuavoivoi Road in Bua is still underwater but accessible only by 4×4 vehicles.
The Vunimoli Bridge near Korotari is underwater. No vehicles can access the road. FBC News can confirm cars and buses are waiting for the water to recede before they can cross.