Caption: Taxi driver Malakai Seru try to escape from one of the many potholes at Caubati Housing road. Photo: FIJI TIMES.
The Fiji Roads Authority is advising road users to travel with caution due damaged roads and crossings following heavy torrential rain that has battered certain parts of the country for the past few days.
Pointing out the inaccessibility of some roads around the country due to this weather, the Authority’s chief executive officer Neil Cook said that contractors have been “working around the clock to restore access” . At the same time, Mr Cook highlighted that these works are weather dependent especially for roads in the western division.
“Contractors will be working very hard over the next couple of days to restore access. Some of the sites will require more time if crossings have been washed away,” he said.
While the authority has requested that the public bear with them to address these issues, they have also urged the public to take extra precautions.
“Flood waters are still high in streams and creeks which is making many crossings and low lying areas inaccessible to most vehicles and also to the public,” Mr Cook said.
“We strongly urge parents and schools especially in rural or remote communities to monitor children and ensure that they move safely between their homes and their schools.
The authority has advised that advisories will be provided to update the public on the status of roads around the country.