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Update on Roading Conditions No 6 (3pm)

Published: Mon 26 Apr 2010 04:02 PM
Update on Roading Conditions No 6 (3pm)
Monday, 26 April 2010
Drivers are being urged to stay at home and only travel in emergencies as surface flooding and high river levels are causing problems on southern roads.
Roads are becoming impassable quicker than they can be checked and drivers are urged to listen to the radion to hear what areas are affected.
NOTE: The Blackmount Redcliff Road has been reopened from the Key through to Weir Road as it is the only way to and from Te Anau at the moment. The road is still covered in water and caution is advised.
Roads that are closed or affected by flooding around the Southland District today are:
ROAD CLOSURES
North Makarewa Grove Bush Road, between Horman and Thomlinson, water is over the road CLOSED
Affleck Road CLOSED
Lowther Road CLOSED
Ellis Road CLOSED
Felton Road CLOSED
Council Road Makarewa CLOSED
Winton - Lora Gorge Road CLOSED
Garston Area - Nokomai Road and Cainard Road CLOSED
Kakapo Road from Dales Road - Water across bridge - CLOSED
Waikouro Wairio Road CLOSED
Dipton South Hillend Road CLOSED (between Hundred Line East Road and Benmore Road)
Te Anau - Golf Course Road CLOSED
Te Anau - Upukerora Road CLOSED
Te Anau - Ramparts Road CLOSED (from the Te Anau Mossburn Highway to Mt York Road)
FLOODING
Fleming Road - Preparing for possible closure
McKenzie Road, Browns - Flooding across road at 389 McKenzie Road. Flooding has caused underming of the road which is not visible to public.
Otapiri Gorge Road - Slip halfway across Otapiri Gorge Rd between number 247 and 738. Unsure if passable or not.
Mt Hamilton Road - Mt Hamilton - Road underwater, potentially impassable.
Wreys Bush Mossburn Road - There is flooding across both lanes of Wreys Bush Mossburn Road from the Aparima River Bridge to Rapid 2432, the road is passable.
Anderson Road, Kauana - Water flowing across Anderson Rd, Kauana, by Kuana Dairies, where the tanker track meets the road, on the western side.
Norman Road, Winton - Flooding across Norman Rd near this address.
Main Street, Otautau - Road is flooded on north side of Cnr of Main and Lieman St, Otautau. Dangerous for cars turning off Main St onto Lieman St.
Tussock Creek Springhills Road - Flooding across road at Tussock Creek/Springhills Rd.
Crampton Road, Opio - There is flooding in four places on this road where the water is right across the road.
Hedgehope Area - surrounding land flooded, likely roads will be flooding in the next couple of hours.
Mandeville Area - surrounding land flooded, likely roads will be flooding in the next couple of hours.
Tanner & Hokonui School Rd area - Flooding in low areas across road (Still passable at this stage)
Taramoa Area - Surface flooding - rain easing (road still passable)
For details on State Highways please contact Opus.
Further updates will be made as details come in.
ENDS

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