Third landslide in the North; motorists advised to be cautious

The landslide occurred at Natewa Road before the Natewa Village. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fiji Roads Authority has pleaded with motorists to be cautious while using the roads during this adverse weather condition.

The plea follows another report of landslide in Natewa, Cakaudrove, which is the third landslip case reported today for the province.

The first two happened this morning at Jerusalemi Village, Savusavu and the second one between Navonu and Napuka Rd in Buca Bay area.

In Macuata, the bridge at Korowiri, Labasa has been partly damaged by flood waters.

FRA chief executive Jonathan Moore has asked motorists to adhere to weather warning.

“Please continue to adhere to the advisories from the relevant authorities and do not to drive on roads with shallow flooding or surface water as this can cause a vehicle to lose control due to unseen scour holes or submerged debris.”

Mr Moore said they were working as quickly as they could to reopen the road, and would like to thank those affected most sincerely for their patience.

“The FRA is continuing to monitor several roads for closure and we will continue to issue alerts and warnings as required.”

“We have placed road safety signs to advise motorists of the hazards such as crossing washouts and flooded roads, members of the public can contact the FRA on 5720 if they have queries regarding the affected roads and crossings,” he said.

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