Media release #10 – Wanganui District flooding: 17 October 2013 – 8.00am

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17/10/2013 8:00:00 a.m.

Local roads update

As at 8.00am on Thursday, October 17, the following roads are affected by flood damage:

Kauarapaoa Road - closed (may open later today)

Junction Road - closed (may open later today)

Owhakura Road- closed (may open later today)

Kainui Road – closed (may open later today)

Kaiwhaiki Road – partially closed (the majority of the road is open but there is a dropout towards the end of the road that is blocking access – care required for the remainder of the road)

Longacre Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Kaukatea Valley Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Makirikiri Valley Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Waireka Road – open (single lane – care required – slippery)

Papaiti Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Rangitatau East Road – open (fairly good condition)

Ahu Ahu Valley Road – open (fairly good condition)

Watershed Road - open (care required)

Whanganui River Road – open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

State Highway 4 - open (single lane – care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Te Rimu Road – open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Fields Track - open to light vehicles and locals only

Mangamahu Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Creek Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Mangawhero Road - open (care required – lots of silt on the road – very slippery)

Crews are currently working their way through the district focussing on the high priority roads. Various local contractors are assisting with the clean-up and the first priority is to have all roads open to a safe standard. The crews will then continue to clean up the slips and silt.

It is hoped that the majority of the roads will be open later today.

Page reviewed: 17 Oct 2013 8:00am