While the weather system that bought the heavy rain overnight is moving from the area, there will be further isolated bursts of rain as the day progresses. People should take the opportunity to clear the stormwater grates near their properties. Leaves and other debris carried by earlier heavy rain could hamper the system’s ability to operate properly if left blocked.
Rivers in the District have coped with the deluge and have already begun to recede as the band of heavy rain moves north.
The Takaka Hill Road is down to one lane in places due to slips.
Stafford Road near McKee Domain is closed due to a very large tree falling across both lanes. It is expected to be at least 2 hours before the road is cleared.
Aporo and Robinson Roads are closed until surface flooding recedes and the roads are checked by contractors.
Contractors are out in the affected areas clearing the roads of debris and stormwater grates of leaf litter.
Heavy rain overnight throughout the Tasman District has caused isolated areas of surface flooding in Motueka and Kina areas. Periods of extremely high rainfall were experienced in Golden Bay in the early hours of Saturday including 65mm in hour recorded at Anatoki and 53. 7mm at Collingwood between 1 and 2 am resulting in surface floding.…
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