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Road closures – update no.9

News release
4:15pm, Friday 21 July 2006

THIS MEDIA RELEASE SUPERSEDES ALL EARLIER RELEASES


Road closures – update no.9

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

All roads open


Carterton District

Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
SH2 between Carterton and Clareville Open 14:00 Caution Surface Flooding
Te Wharau Road between Westmere Rd and Ruakiwi Rd Open 14:00 1 Lane Only
Chester Road Open 14:00 Extreme Care
Ponatahi Road at Foreman Jury Road Marginal 14:00
Clifton Grove Road Closed 14:00
Admiral Hill Road Open 14:00 Slips
Ruakiwi Road Closed 14:00
Ponatahi Road at South End Closed 14:00
Hodders Road Closed 14:00 Surface Water
Hughes Line Marginal 14:00 Extreme Care
Francis Line Marginal 14:00 Extreme Care
Park Road at Short Street Marginal 14:00 Extreme Care

South Wairarapa District

Road / Location Status Time Updated Comments
SH2 between Featherston and Greytown Open 15.30 Caution Surface Flooding
Lagoon Hills & Tuturumuri to Tora & Te Awaiti Open 15.30
Ponatahi Road at Huangarua Bridge Open 15.30
Cape Palliser Road at Whatarangi Closed 15.30 4WD from 15:00 onwards
Not open to cars until
Monday - Tuesday
Martinborough - Longbush Road at Popes Head Open 15.30 Caution Surface Flooding
Greytown Bidwills Cutting Road Marginal 15.30 Caution Surface Flooding
Jenkins Dip floodway bridge in operation (no access to Open 15.30 Caution Surface Flooding
vehicles over 10 tonne)
Pahaoa Road Closed 15.30
White Rock Road 3 Closed 15.30
Pahautea Road Closed 15.30
Pukio West Road Closed 15.30
Oporua Floodway in operation Closed 15.30
Wards Line Marginal 15.30 Caution Surface Flooding
Fenwicks Road Marginal 15.30 Caution Surface Flooding
Glendrynoch Road at the bridge Closed 15.30
Whakarua Road Open 15.30 4WD Only
Summer Hill Closed 15.30
Haurangi 2 off Ruakokopatuna Road Closed 15.30
Hautotara and Mangapari Marginal 15.30 1 Lane only


A further release will be issued if the situation changes.


ENDS

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