Roads In Fiji Remain Closed After December's Tropical Depression

Sudden torrential rains flood tourist hotels near Nadi airport

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 5, 2017) – Thirteen roads in Fiji remain closed after last month's Tropical Depression.

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) said five roads are still closed in the Central Division, six in the Western Division plus one each in the Eastern and Northern Division.

[PIR editor's note: On Jan. 6, 2017 Fiji Times reported that 'Hotels along the Queens Road opposite the Nadi International Airport were flooded after torrential rain at about 2.45pm today caused drains to overflow. ... Tokatoka Resort general manager Nasoni Tamani said they were caught unaware when the flooding started. ... "The water has gone down and all our guests and staff are safe and well," Mr Tamani said.']

It said the Naitasiri road is closed and cannot be accessed because to the culvert being undermined.

FRA said the Rabi Coastal Road in the Northern Division is closed due to two major slips but should be opened by the middle of the month.

The Katudrau road and the Nauria road in the Western Division remain closed.

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