28 Apr 2020

Heavy rain, floods prompt road closures in Fiji

9:03 pm on 28 April 2020

Fijian authorities say roads in parts of the country have been closed due to flooding brought on by heavy rain this week.

Flooding in Fiji dec 2016

Flooding in Fiji Photo: Supplied / Bale Bulimaivale

The Fiji Meteorological Service says a heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti groups, the eastern and western parts and the interior of Viti Levu and Kadavu.

These areas were badly-hit during Cyclone Harold earlier this month.

Fiji Met said a heavy rain alert was in force for the rest of the country

A trough of low pressure remains over the group and the associated cloud and rain continues to affect the group.

Low-lying areas are expected to be flooded, Fiji Met said.

Meanwhile, the Roads Authority said roads in Naqali, Naitasiri, have closed.

The authority said this included the Waisomo Crossing at Nabukaluka Delailasakau, Waidradra First Crossing at Vatulili Road, Waiwatu and Waisa at Navulokani Road and Savu Rd at Muaniweni flats near the Shatnikatan Primary School.

Flood damage in Ba.

Heavy rain and flooding damages road infrastructure in Fiji. File Photo. Photo: Facebook/ FRIEND