Storm hitting Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
A fierce storm is hitting Christchurch and Banks Peninsula this afternoon, with several roads closed because of flooding. (Source: RNZ)
What you need to know
– The severe weather may be moving fast but it is packing a punch, MetService says
– More than 40 weather warnings and watches are in place for heavy rain, severe gales and snow into Wednesday at the latest
– A number of state highways and roads around the country are affected by slips, fallen trees, flooding and snow
Road closure for River Rd
There is a road closure in place for River Road, from Banks Ave to Flesher Ave.
High tides continue to affect roads
High tide will affect roads around the river area which will cause flooding until the tide goes out.
We will have staff and contractors ready to respond to any issues that might arise. If you need help, please call our Contact Centre on 941-8999 or 0800 800-169. We will prioritise responding to calls where safety is an issue or where people’s homes and businesses are at threat.
Just a reminder to please not call the Contact Centre simply to report flooding on the roads. Our roads will cope with water ponding on them and it will drain away once the rain stops. It is important that we keep the Contact Centre phones lines available for those who genuinely need help
Road closures for Banks Peninsula
The following roads are closed across Banks Peninsula due to flooding and slips:
- Pigeon Bay Road from Duvauchelle Stock Route to Summit Road.
- Pipers Valley Road from number 18 to Summit Road.
- Purau Port Levy Road from number 737 to Western Valley Road.
- Tizzards Road.