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Council managing effects of yesterday’s adverse weather

Council managing effects of yesterday’s adverse weather


Christchurch City Council and associated agencies are today out across the city managing the effects of yesterday’s adverse weather.

People travelling are asked to take extra care and be vigilant for debris and potholes that may have been caused by rain and surface water.

Geotechnical teams monitoring hillside areas
Geotechnical consultants are monitoring known risk areas. The Council is asking people in hillside areas to be vigilant, and keep an eye out for any telltale signs of land instability, including:

- New cracking to land, buildings, driveways or paths
- Existing cracks that get longer, wider or deeper
- Leaning or bulging of retaining walls
- Rockfalls

If you notice any changes, or have any concerns, please call the Council’s Call Centre on 941 8999, or 0800 800 169.
If you believe there is a risk to life, call 111 and self-evacuate.
Roads
For an up-to-date list of roads that remain closed and traffic information throughout Christchurch city and Banks Peninsula, please visit the Transport for Christchurch website at www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz<http://www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/>

Water supply
Banks Peninsula residents are requested to conserve water as the adverse weather that occurred yesterday may still impact on local streams and affect water quality.

Water supply has been restored to Lyttelton following the burst water pipe that supplied the Quarry Reservoir.

Health and safety
It is possible some flood-waters remain and they may be contaminated. The Council says to avoid the water where possible or make sure you wash your hands and remove and wash all wet clothing.

The Christchurch City Council Call Centre is operating 24 hours a day, so if people have any concerns they can call on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

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