Road closures as Tropical Cylone Yasa weakens

Fiji’s Roads Authority closed 72 roads across the country, mostly due to flooding overnight from the effects of severe tropical cyclone Yasa which continues its track through the Lau waters this morning, as a category four system.

Of these, 31 are closed in the Northern Division, 15 each in the Eastern and Western Divisions and 11 in the Central Division.

The main Queens and Kings roads remain open as the Fiji Roads Authority continues its assessment of the status of the closed roads.  For any road-related query, FRA can be reached via toll-free number 5720.

Meanwhile, authorities are pleading with the general public to remain vigilant. As a category four system, TC Yasa could still cause significant damage and casualties.

At its strongest, with wind speed of up to 250km/hr, TC Yasa left a trail of destruction as it transited through Vanua Levu last night. The Bua province where tropical cyclone Yasa made landfall took the brunt of the damage. Residents of Savusavu were not spared TC Yasa’s wrath either after the cyclone decided to change its route, moved further inland than its projected path, battered Savusavu town and the fringes of Taveuni before it continued on its track through the Lau waters. Schools and homes were destroyed, and according to media reports, some designated evacuation centres were damaged, forcing families to seek shelter in caves and underneath their homes.

CENTRAL NORTHERN EASTERNWESTERN
APPROACH WASHOUTFALLEN TREEAPPROACH WASHOUTFLOODED
Koronivia RoadNabouwalu RoadBaidamu CrossingBarotu Road
Naimalevu RoadNasigasiga Village RoadNabukelevu RoadDrana Crossing
Vuci Road (4 Wash out)Transinsular RoadFALLEN ROCKSKatudrau Crossing
FLOODEDFLOODEDKoro North Coastal RoadKorotale Valley Road
Cautata RoadBagata CrossingFLOODEDNabalabala Crossing
Old Queens Road (Wainadoi)Bucalevu CrossingKoro South Coastal RoadNadelei Crossing
Raralevu RoadCoqeloa Road (RP 7.412km)Lovoni Village RoadNakorotubu Road
Ratu Kadavulevu RoadCoqeloa Road (RP 8.418)Nabukelevu RoadNarara 1 Crossing
Savu RoadDrekeniwai CrossingOvalau Circular RoadNausori Crossing
Waidradra CrossingKacidavui CrossingVuasavu CrossingRakiraki Access Road
Wainibokasi RoadKawakawavesi RoadOVERSLIPSavusavu Crossing
MINOR SLIPKonasami CrossingTavuki RoadVatukacevaceva Crossing
Dromuna Village Access RoadLalakoro low level Crossing Waimari Road
 Nabua Road (Saqani)  
 Naduna Road  
 Nakama Crossing  
 Nakobo By Pass Crossing  
 Nasaqa Crossing  
 Natewa Crossing  
 Navetau Crossing  
 Qawa Crossing  
 Transinsular Road  
 Urata Crossing  
 Vunivutu Road (RP 12.051km)  
 Vunivutu Road (RP 18.494km)  
 Waibula Crossing  
 Waivunia Crossing  
 Zailav Crossing  
Roads Closed Country-wide – Fiji Roads Authority

Photo: Bulileka crossing in Labasa. Courtesy of: Lusi Banuve-Leqa

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