Rain Event Update #2
The Westland District Council is standing down its Emergency
Operations Centre at 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 May 2019.
heavy rainfall warning still remains in place for Westland
south of Otira until 0100 on 31.05.19. For updates on
Severe Weather Warnings please visit https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings
The current status on roads remains as
• All State Highways remain open with some
warnings in place
• Local roads are open (other than
Dorothy Falls Road at Lake Kaniere).
At any time, you
can keep up to date with the current State Highway
conditions by checking the NZTA Traffic Map www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/southisland.
The information is supplied directly to NZTA by their
To keep up to date with information, the
following pages are a good source of information:
also the Civil Defence West Coast Facebook Page. The West
Coast CDEM Group will continue to monitor the situation
across the West Coast
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