19th March 03:53 AM
FRA working to clear one lane of the landslide close to Dilkusha along Princes Road
By Faria Begum
Monday 21/01/2019
Works along Princes Road near Dilkusha after the landslide yesterday

10AM update

The Fiji Roads Authority says that the area close to Dilkusha along Princes Road remains unstable and this portion of the road will remain closed until the team from the Fiji Roads Authority deems it safe to clear.

The Authority says that the other two areas where there were landslides have been deemed stable.

They say that one lane of the road along these two minor landslip areas can be cleared.

Two vehicles that were passing along Dilkusha Road yesterday afternoon were pushed down to the bank of the Rewa River due to the landslides.

FRA confirms that there were no major injuries reported.

The heavy downpour in parts of the Nasinu and Nausori area yesterday led to drains being blocked causing roads to be flooded.

Nasi, Baulevu Road is still affected by flood waters. This has affected students and workers living in the area, as this has cut off access to the road.

A resident says that students that attend Shantiniketan School may be unable to attend school today.

There is a flood warning for areas in close proximity to all major rivers and streams in Viti Levu. A flood alert has also been issued for the whole of Fiji.

This has been caused by a weak trough of low pressure which remains slow moving over the country.

The system may affect the country till tomorrow.

 

8AM - 9AM update

The Fiji Roads Authority has begun the Geo-technical assessments along Princes Road near Dilkusha to determine whether the area is stable enough to clear the road now.

The Authority says that they want to begin clearing the road from this morning, however the clearing is subject to the stability of the area.

In the meantime, the road remains closed to all traffic due to two major landslides including a minor slip that occurred along the road yesterday.


Road Works along Dilkusha Road this morning

Two vehicles that were passing along Dilkusha Road yesterday afternoon were pushed down to the bank of the Rewa River due to the landslides.

FRA confirms that there were no major injuries reported.


Two vehicles were pushed down by the landslide in Dilkusha [Photo: FRA]

The heavy downpour in parts of the Nasinu and Nausori area yesterday led to drains being blocked causing roads to be flooded.

Nasi, Baulevu Road is currently affected by flood waters.

This has affected students and workers living in the area, as this has cut off access to the road.

A resident says that students that attend Shantiniketan School may be unable to attend school today.

Police in Nakasi have said that since 11 last night flood waters in Mataika Road, Nakasi have receded and we have also received confirmation that flood waters from the Waidamudamu area have also receded. 


Flooding at Mataika Road in Nakasi at 5pm yesterday afternoon [Photo: Ran Pal]

There is a flood warning for areas in close proximity to all major rivers and streams in Viti Levu.

A flood alert has also been issued for the whole of Fiji.

This has been caused by a weak trough of low pressure which remains slow moving over the country.

The system may affect the country till tomorrow.

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