CAPTION: FRA CEO Neil Cook. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.
The Fiji Roads Authority is advising commuters and motorists that several roads in Lautoka city are currently flooded and closed to traffic.
The authority is urging motorists and commuters to take caution when travelling through and around Lautoka.
Roads that are affected include the following:
* Dhanus Rd – Saru Bridge (St Thomas) which is 600mm underwater and currently closed to all traffic.
* The Saru Back Road is currently under 300mm of water. This road is only accessible to large vehicles such as four wheel drive vehicles
* Lautoka Depot at Queens Rd – Navutu Flat (coming into Lautoka) culvert – water overflowing on the road but the road is currently open to all traffic
* Dravuni Street is currently open to all traffic however the road is experiencing minimal flooding.
The Authority’s chief executive officer Mr Neil Cook said adverse weather conditions in the western division will affect ongoing roadworks taking place in Lautoka. However he added that works will continue once conditions improve.