Easter Holiday Advice: Be Careful

With extensive rain expected in the District tonight and tomorrow, Council are urging people to drive carefully this Easter Holiday weekend, and exercise caution around Waimakariri waterways.

While the District’s infrastructure was unaffected by last week’s heavy rain, operating smoothly throughout, this second rain band is striking a ground still saturated from the previous downpour.

That is likely to lead to more surface water this time, with potential for minor flooding on roadways, as well as swollen waterways.

So extra care is needed.

All fords in the District are closed until further notice.

Residents are reminded that they can report any problems to Council’s Customer Service line on 0800WMKGOV.

Council wishes everyone in the Waimakariri a safe and enjoyable Easter.