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1 June 2019. 2.00pm - Rain is starting to ease and infrastructure around the District is coping well with surface flooding following the serious weather overnight.
Metservice reports indicate the worst of the rain is over and there is low chance of further rain tomorrow.
There are however parts of Kaiapoi that still seeing high levels of surface flooding nearby - particularly Belcher St which has a pump on the way to lower the water levels.
In Oxford there is snow on the ground. Arterial roads have been swept and are safe to drive on.
Sucker trucks are working flat out across the District to make sure the waste and stormwater systems are running at 100 percent so water can be cleared in the coming hours through our infrastructure network.
If you are affected by the weather event and need to report an issue to Council please do so on 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV) pressing '3' for the after hours service.
9.50am - The significant rainfall expected overnight has led to surface flooding of roads and some homes in Kaiapoi. Council are currently working to re-open roads and manage stormwater.
Overnight up to 90mm of rain has fallen in Waimakariri with the highest totals recorded in Kaiapoi. In a half-hour burst, over 30mm fell in Kaiapoi which is 'off the scale' in terms of intensity for our District.
Steady rain is expected to continue to fall until about midday, when it should start easing off.
Rain overnight has caused widespread surface flooding on roads and property around Kaiapoi.
While in most areas this drained away in the early hours of the morning, there are a small number of low-lying areas with flooding still.
Council staff have responded by:
Up to 100mm of snow has settled west of Starvation Hill. Graders and trucks are on the way to to clear the key routes.
Please avoid driving in areas which are affected by either flooding or snow. Council staff are working to re-open our roads as soon as possible.
If you do encounter surface flooding while driving, please slow down and drive through carefully so you don’t push water onto neighbouring properties.
If you are affected by the weather event and need to report an issue to Council please do so on the number below. We will continue to update you throughout the day.
Name: Waimakariri District Council
Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV)