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Wairarapa flood event - update no. 11

News release
6:30am, 7 July 2006

THIS MEDIA RELEASE SUPERSEDES ALL EARLIER RELEASES

Wairarapa flood event – update no. 11


Greater Wellington staff continues to closely monitor river levels throughout the Wairarapa following heavy rain yesterday and today.

The latest MetService report is predicting the rain should start to ease and move off towards the south.

River levels are currently holding steady. With the ground already very sodden, people in these areas should watch out for rising rivers and streams. The Ruamahunga River at Martinborough Bridge will continue to be at a high level throughout the day. The situation will continue to be monitored.

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 and slips. 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
Blairlogie-Langdale Road Marginal 05:20 Slips & Flooding
Colombo Road, Jean Street to Te Ore Ore Road Closed 05:20 Flooding
Homewood Road Marginal 05:20 Floods & Slips
Masterton Castlepoint Road to Castlepoint All Roads Marginal 05:20
Masterton Stronvar Road Brancepeth Bridge to Ngaumu Headquarters Closed 05:20 Flooding
SH2 (2 ½ K’s North of Masterton) Marginal Flooding
Te Parae Road along the unsealed section from Masterton Castlepoint Road Closed 05:20


Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
Admiral Rd Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Belvedere Rd near Cobden Rd and Swamp Rd Marginal 16:00 Surface Flood
Carters Line Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Clifton Grove Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
East Coast Rd Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Hilton / Rutland Rd Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Kaiwhata Road Open 16:00 Still extreme care needed
Kokota Road Closed 17:00
Martinborough Longbush Rd Closed 16:00 Extreme Care
Millars Road Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Nixs Rd (near Parkvale) Marginal 16:00 Extreme care
Para Rd Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Park Road Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Ruakiwi Road Closed 16:00 Slip
Rocky Hills Road Marginal 16:00 Slip
Somerset Rd Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Te Puru Puru Rd Marginal 16:00 Surface Flood and metal on the Road
Te Wharau Rd (bottom of cutting near Westmere Rd turnoff) Marginal 16:00 Slip 4WD Only
Te Whauru Rd Marginal 16:00 Surface Flood and Metal on the Road
Upper Belvedere Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Waihakete Rd Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Woodlands Marginal 16:00 Extreme Care
Carterton District

South Wairarapa District

Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
Bidwills Cutting Road at Bush House Marginal 15.45
Bush Gully Road Closed 15.45
Cape Palliser Rd at Whatarangi Closed 15.45
Hinakura Rd Marginal 15.45 4WD’s Only
Kahutara Road at Oporua Floodway Closed 15.45
Martinborough / Longbush Rd Open from 4pm 15.45 Extreme care
Moeraki Road Closed 15.45
No 1 Line Open 15.45 Surface Flooding
Oystershell Closed 15.45
Ponatahi Bridge Closed 15.45
Pukio West Closed 15.45
Pahautea Closed 15.45
Summerhill Rd Closed 15.45
SH53 Jenkins Dip now operational Open 06:02 Caution Extreme Care
SH2 Rimutaka Hill Closed 06:30
Tora Road (Coastal End) Closed 15.45
Whakarua Road Closed 15.45
White Rock 2 at Lagoon Hills Closed 15.45


A further release will be issued at approx 8.00am tomorrow morning.

ENDS

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