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Council managing overnight rainfall

Council managing overnight rainfall

Christchurch City Council is continuing to manage flood issues across the city and Banks Peninsula following the latest rain-storm.

The rainfall has been heavier than forecasted, with almost 50 millimetres falling in the past 24 hours.

The Heathcote River has breached its banks in places. Please be advised there are road closures around the River.

In instances of surface flooding, drivers are asked to be considerate of properties adjacent to any surface flooding. The Council advises drivers to slow down when driving through flooded areas, as the wake your vehicle creates can send waves into neighbouring homes and businesses.

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.

Road closures covered by temporary traffic management:
* Carrick Street
* Thornton Street
* Archer Street
* Harrison Street
* Whareoa Terrace (slip)
* Fitzgerald Avenue - Northbound left lane closed
* Owles Terrace - Pages Road - Collingwood Street
* Aylesford Street, Hills-Westminster
* Speight Street
* Flockton Street, Warrington Street-Westminister Street
* Fifield Terrace - St Martins Road to Beckford Road
* Richardson Terrace McKenzie-Opawa
* Clarendon Terrace - Sheldon-Opawa
* Aynsley Terrace - Garlands-Centaurus
* Smith Street
* Riverlaw Terrace - Armstrong Avenue - Tennyson Street
* Eastern Terrace - Birdwood Avenue to Waltham Road
* Waimea Terrace - Colombo Street - Birdwood Avenue
* Earnlea Terrace
* Hunter terrace - Colombo to Malcolm Avenue
* Deans Ave - Riccarton Road - Moorehouse Avenue
* Little River Road
* Martindales Road -
* Slater Street,
* Warrington Street, Hills-Barbadoes
* Squire Street
* Harrison Street
* Barbados Street- adjacent to Edward Avenue
* Edward Avenue - Barbados to Geraldine street
* Summit Road, Sign of the Kiwi to Gebbies Pass
* Brittan Terrace - Above the port is open to light vehicles only
* Western Valley Road - Little River to Port Levy
* State Highway 75/Hilltop Road - Cooptown to Barrys Bay

Extra care needs to be taken when driving on Cressy Terrace/Park Terrace, Lyttelton due to slips.

Road closure information is continually changing. For up-to-date traffic information throughout Christchurch city and Banks Peninsula, please visit the Transport for Christchurch website at www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz

Health and safety:
The Council's Land Drainage and Roading teams have traffic management plans in place and are assisting residents.

Flood-waters on roads and parks may be contaminated, so the Council advises residents to avoid the water where possible or make sure you wash your hands and remove and wash any clothing that gets wet.

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