Thursday, 10 January 2013 09:28

Flooding closes Southland roads

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More roads have been closed because of flooding throughout the Southland District.

They are: 

  • Benmore Road
  • Nokomai Road
  • Felton Road
  • Piano Flat Road is closed, but a detour is in place via Block Road which is passable with care

Rakahouka Hedgehope Road between Yorke and Factory Rd (Hedgehope end) will remain closed until tomorrow at least and South Hillend Road to Dipton Road near the Taringatua Camp and Waiarikiki Road, Waiarikiki, are still both closed as well.

All of these roads are likely to remain closed overnight.

Ellis Road is now open and passable with care. Riversdale Waikaia Road is passable with care. Particular care needs to be taken around the Freshford Area. Pyramid Waiparu Road is passable with care

Other roads throughout Southland have also been affected by flooding so caution is needed. Drivers need to take care because there may be road surface damage in places, even in areas where the water has already receded. 

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