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Wairarapa flood event – update no. 6

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News release
08:30am, 6 July 2006

THIS MEDIA RELEASE SUPERSEDES ALL EARLIER RELEASES

Wairarapa flood event – update no. 6


Greater Wellington staff continues to closely monitor river levels throughout the Wairarapa following a heavy rain event last night.

Local councils are continuously assessing roads. The public are advised to contact their local district council office for more detailed information on road closures. Information is also available online at www.wrcdemg.govt.nz

Masterton District Council 06 378 9666
Carterton District Council 06 379 6626
South Wairarapa District Council 06 306 9611

In all Wairarapa districts there are still many road closures in place due to surface flooding. Drivers are urged to take extreme care on all roads and drive to the conditions.

Current road closures include:

Masterton District
Road / Location Status Time
Updated Comments
SH2 Masterton to Eketahuna Closed 07:30 Diversion in place along Loop Line

Carterton District
Road / Location Status Time
Updated Comments
Admiral Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Belvedere Rd near Cobden Rd and Swamp Rd Marginal 06:00 Surface Flood
Brooklyn Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Carters Line Marginal 06:00
Clifton Grove Closed 06:00
Dalefield Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
East Coast Rd Marginal 06:00
Hilton / Rutland Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Hodders Rd Marginal 06:00 4WD’s Only
Kaiwhata Road Open 06:00 Still extreme care needed
Kokotau Rd Closed 06:00 4WD & Trucks Only
Lincoln Rd Marginal 06:00 Waikareke Stream Rising
Lincoln Rd (Bottom end near Dalefield) Closed 06:00
Martinborough Longbush Rd Closed 06:00
Masterton Martinborough Rd Closed 06:00
Moreton Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Nixs Rd (near Parkvale) Marginal 06:00
Para Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Park Road Open 06:00
Ponatahi Road (Martinborough end) Closed 06:00
Rayners Rd Marginal 06:00 Wash Out
Rimutaka Rd Open 06:00 Extreme Care
Rocky Hills Road Closed 06:00 Slip
SH2 North of Clareville Surface Flooding on North bound lane Open 06:00 Surface Flooding
Extreme Care
Somerset Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Swamp Rd Marginal 06:00 4WD Only
Te Puru Puru Rd Marginal 06:00 Surface Flood and metal on the Road
Te Wharau Rd Marginal 06:00 Slip 4WD Only
Te Whauru Rd Marginal 06:00 Surface Flood and Metal on the Road
Upper Belvedere Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Waihakete Rd Marginal 06:00 Extreme Care
Woodlands Marginal 06:00
South Wairarapa District
Road / Location Status Time
Updated Comments
Bidwills Cutting Rd @ Bush House Marginal 06:00
Bush Gully Rd Closed 06:00
Cape Palliser Rd at Te Kopi Closed 06:00
Hinakura Rd Marginal 06:00 4WD’s Only
Huangarua Bridge @ Ponatahi Rd Closed 06:00
Martinborough / Longbush Rd closed at Popes Head Closed 06:00
Moeraki Rd Closed 06:00
No 1 Line Closed 06:00
Pukio Floodway Closed 06:00
Pukio West (including Pahautea) Closed 06:00
Oporua Floodway Closed 06:00
SH53 Featherston to Martinborough
(Jenkins Dip Bridge open) Open 06:00
SH2 Rimutaka Hill Rd Open 06:00 Transit advise Extreme Care
Tora Rd (Coastal End) Closed 06:00 Coastal End
Whakarua Rd Closed 06:00
Western Lake Rd Open 06:00 Extreme Care - Slips
White Rock 2 at Lagoon Hills Closed 06:00


The latest MetService report is predicting further rainfall in the twelve to eighteen hour period commencing 7.00am Thursday. An active rainband will affect Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay. Rain will be widespread with 50 to 60mm falling in the Wairarapa Valley south of Masterton, 80 to 100mm in the eastern hills and 80 to 100mm in the northern to central Tararua Ranges.

River levels are currently declining slowly however these may rise given the predicted rainfall forecast. With the ground already very sodden, people in these areas should watch out for rising rivers and streams. The situation will continue to be monitored.

A further release will be issued at approx 10.30am this morning.

ENDS

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