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Surface flooding in Wairarapa – update 6

News release
11.00am, Friday 21 July 2006

THIS MEDIA RELEASE SUPERSEDES ALL EARLIER RELEASES


Widespread surface flooding in Wairarapa – update no.6

Heavy rain has caused widespread surface flooding throughout Wairarapa, particularly in south eastern areas. The heavy rainfall warning has been lifted but the latest MetService forecast is predicting light, southerly showers over the next 24 hours, from 8.00am this morning.

Greater Wellington staff continue to assess the situation and are closely monitoring river levels.

Greater Wellington floodwarning officer Lindsay Annear says, “All rivers in the region, with the exception of the Taueru River, have peaked and levels are slowly but steadily dropping. The Taueru River is peaking around now and the river flow is holding steady.”

“For July to date, we have experienced one-third of our annual rainfall for Wairarapa.”

All floodways in the region are operational. The Barrage Gates were closed on Thursday afternoon.

Given the already saturated conditions in these areas, people are still advised to be on the alert for rising rivers and streams as well as further localised flooding and slips.

From early Friday morning until Friday night, 2 to 5cm of snow could accumulate about the Rimutaka Hill Road summit, with lesser amounts down to around 300 metres.

Local councils continue to monitor roads and public are advised to contact their local district council office for more detailed information on road closures.

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

Drivers are urged to take extreme care on all roads and drive to the conditions. Contractors are working hard across the region to make flood areas visible with safety cones and signage. Public are asked not to remove safety cones from the affected areas.

Current road closures include:

Masterton District

Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
Whangaehu Valley Road Closed 10:30 Slips
Masterton Castlepoint Road from Blairlogie Langdale Marginal 10:30 Slips
Road to Tinui

Carterton District

Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
SH2 between Carterton and Clareville Open 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Te Wharau Road between Westmere Rd and Ruakiwi Rd Open 10:30 1 Lane Only
Chester Road Open 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Mangatarere Valley Road Open 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Ponatahi Road at Foremans Jury Road Marginal 10:30
Kokotau Road Marginal 10:30
Hodders Road Closed 10:30 Surface Water
Hughes Line Marginal 10:30 Surface Water
Francis Line Marginal 10:30 Surface Water
Park Road at Short Street Marginal 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Dalefield Road (extreme care at Factory Road) Marginal 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding

South Wairarapa District

Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
SH2 between Featherston and Greytown Open 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
White Rock Road between Lagoon Hill and Tuturumuri Closed 10:30 Surface Flooding
No 1 Line Open 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Ponatahi Road at Huangarua Bridge Closed 10:30
Cape Palliser Road at Whatarangi Closed 10:30 Surface Flooding
Martinborough - Longbush Road at Popes Head Closed 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Greytown Bidwells Cutting Road Marginal 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Jenkins Dip floodway bridge in operation (no access to Open 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
vehicles over 10 tonne)
Hinakura Road Closed 10:30 Slip
Pahautea Road Closed 10:30
Pukio West Road Closed 10:30
Oporua Floodway in operation Closed 10:30
Wards Line Marginal 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Fenwicks Road Marginal 10:30 Caution Surface Flooding
Glendrynoch Road at the bridge Closed 10:30
Whakarua Road Closed 10:30
Summer Hill Closed 10:30
Haurangi 2 off Ruakokopatuna Road Closed 10:30
Hautotara and Mangapari Marginal 10:30 1 Lane only

A further release will be issued if the situation changes.

ENDS

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