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Wairarapa update 12 – Weather Warnings Lifted

News release
9:30am, 7 July 2006

THIS MEDIA RELEASE SUPERSEDES ALL EARLIER RELEASES

Wairarapa flood event – update no. 12


MetService has lifted all severe weather warnings for the region at 8.30am this morning.

Greater Wellington staff continues to closely monitor river levels throughout the region

River levels should now start to recede with the exception of the Ruamahunga River at Martinborough Bridge which will remain at a high level throughout the day.

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.

ENDS

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