Christchurch flooding update
9.30am, 14 August 2012
Flooding situation update
Christchurch City Council staff and contractors are monitoring affected areas ahead of high rainfall forecast this afternoon to ensure systems will cope with any additional water flow.
Work is ongoing across the city and peninsula to clear debris caused by overnight slips on the Port Hills, at Lyttelton and on Banks Peninsula. A large slip on the road between Dyers Pass and Governors Bay was cleared last night so the road could be opened.
Council's Road Assets Operations Manager Malcolm Park says staff and contractors are spread across the city to monitor hotspots.
"We aren't expecting this afternoon's forecast rainfall to cause any further issues than we experienced yesterday. Our staff and contractors have done a great job over the past 48 hours to keep the systems cleared and address any issues as they arise. Crews will be on hand again this afternoon and tonight, but we're not expecting any further problems," he says.