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Council managing latest flooding

Council managing latest flooding

Christchurch City Council staff and contractors are continuing to manage flood issues across the city and Banks Peninsula following the latest rainstorm.

The rainfall has started to ease and is expected to cease by midnight. Surface flooding is now receding and is expected to be gone by the early hours of tomorrow morning.

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 to 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 Customer 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:
* Ashgrove Terrace - Colombo to Barrington
* Avonside Road between Retreat Road and Wainoni Road is flooded and has been closed. Detour in place via Woodham Rd- Pages Road to Bickerton - back to Wainoni Road
* Aynsley Terrace - Garlands to Centaurus
* Archer Street
* Avonside Drive
* Aylesford Street, Hills-Westminster
* Barbados Street- Warrington Street to Edward Street (one way heading into town)
* Carrick Street
* Clarendon Terrace - Sheldon to Opawa
* Earnlea Terrace
* Eastern Terrace - Birdwood Avenue to Waltham Road
* Edward Avenue - Barbados to Geraldine Street
* Emmett Street - Shirley to Jebson & Bellbrook to Orcades
* Fifield Terrace - St Martins Road to Beckford Road
* Fitzgerald Avenue - Northbound left lane closed
* Flockton Street, Warrington Street-Westminister Street
* Francis Avenue
* Gainsborough Road - Marion to Hoon Hay
* Grays Road - Ryans to Avonhead
* Harrison Street
* Harrison Street
* Hunter Terrace - Colombo to Malcolm Avenue
* Little River Road
* Owles Terrace - Pages Road to Collingwood Street
* Palatine Terrace - Tennyson Street - Buxton Terrace
* Richardson Terrace McKenzie-Opawa
* Riverlaw Terrace - Armstrong Avenue to Tennyson Street
* Remuera Avenue - Centaurus Road to Colombo Street
* Slater Street- Guild to Dudley
* Smith Street
* South Highway 74 - Heathcote Valley Off-Ramp
* Speight Street
* Squire Street
* Summit Road, Sign of the Kiwi to Gebbies Pass
* Thornton Street
* Truscotts Road - Ferrymead Park Drive - Deavoll Place
* Waimea Terrace - Colombo Street to Birdwood Avenue
* Warrington Street, Hills Road to Barbadoes Street
* Western Valley Road - Little River to Port Levy
* Whareoa Terrace (slip)

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

Kerbside Wheelie Bin Collection
The following streets will not receive a collection today:
* Hunter Terrace.
* Ernlea Terrace.
* Marion Street.
* Eastern Terrace from Malcolm Ave to Tennyson Street.
* 54 Gainsborough Street to Sparks Road intersection, both sides.
* Marion Street.

The Council advises residents from the streets listed above to put their bins out as normal once the flooding recedes. Residents from all other streets are advised to place their bins at the kerbside out of flood waters, otherwise please wait until floodwaters recede before placing at kerbside. Wheelie bin collections throughout the city and Banks Peninsula will continue as weather permits.

For residents whose bins have been swept away, contact the Council's Customer Call Centre on 941 8999, or 0800 800 169.

The Council recommends that when handling bins that may have come into contact with contaminated water, please use gloves and your wash your hands after contact.

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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