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CCC weather advisory 1.15pm

The rain that has hit Christchurch over the last day or so, has been particularly heavy in isolated areas. Up to 90mm has fallen in some areas. As a result, several streets have been closed and several others may be closed as high tide kicks in. Some roads may also be closed due to slips, these will continue to be monitored. High tide is expected at 3.15pm.

To date one household has been evacuated from an Eastern Terrace address with water nearing another 12 addresses due to the Heathcote River over flowing. A welfare centre is currently being set up for the evacuated household and any others that may require it. It is not yet known whether the occupants will be able to return to their house tonight.

About 400 sandbags have already been laid out in the Heathcote River area, many more are on the way.

Roads (parts of) currently closed due to Heathcote River overflowing:
Waimea Tce
Eastern Tce
Riverlaw Tce
Palantine Tce

Roads which may need to be closed as high tide kicks in: These roads
may need to be closed overnight, depending on the impact of high tide.
Richardson Tce
Clarendon Tce
Aynsley Tce

Roads which may need to be closed (potentially overnight) due to slips:
Evan's Pass Rd
Dyer's Pass Rd


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