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Rakaia Gorge Road, Selwyn, Canterbury: Weather Warning

Rakaia Gorge Road, Selwyn District, Canterbury: Weather Warning

Police are advising the public not to go near the Rakaia River, State Highway 72, Selwyn District. The river is extremely dangerous and water levels are almost across the road on the northern side of the Rakaia Gorge Bridge.

More heavy rain is expected.

If travel is absolutely necessary police urge road users to drive to the conditions.

Police also advise to evacuate the Rakaia huts and low lying areas until the river subsides.

ENDS

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