Eyre River and North Ashley Fords Closed

The fords on the Eyre River and at North Ashley have closed. This is a result of the heavy rain that has hit the District overnight and this morning.

waterThe fords have been closely monitored by council’s roading contractors, Sicon, who made the decision to close them due to the rising water levels.

Crews from Sicon are out and about this morning and are dealing with widespread surface water flooding across the whole Waimakariri roading network.

Staff are placing signs to warn drivers of the hazards.

A close watch is also being kept on the Cust River, which is threatening its banks.

A team is also checking out reports of a slip in Campions Road.

Keep an eye on the council facebook page for further updates.

Anyone with any problems can alert council by calling our customer service line 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV)

Contact: Matt McIlraith

Phone: 03 311 8902