Road reports in for the Otago region indicate that they now have an issue with ice on the roads!! Also a number of roads remain closed or carry restrictions on them. If you are travelling to these places please take care, allow plenty of travel time and check out the AA Road Watch site https://www.aa.co.nz/travel/roadwatch/ and the NZTA website http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/ before making your travel arrangements. ... See MoreSee Less
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Rachel Searle not sure if any help
Rose Richardson tell ur daughter roads are open just need to take care
Ok thanks hon
Fay Maree Stott
Be careful Jenny Berry!
Rose Hasler it's now open! Wahoo but extreme caution, now Ice warnings.. pack your woollens and gumboots 😂
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Just had word in that there is some water over the road on the Mataura River Road approx half km from the junction of Old Coach Road and River Road - Signage is in place. Please take care. ... See MoreSee Less
Tamara SmithBrad Allan FYI.
I just need to get to mosgiel 😢
Latest Otago update:Emergency Management Otago Update #7, 1.15pm 22 JulyNZ Defence Force personnel have been working alongside ORC staff and contractors to block a hole alongside the Mill Creek pump station on the Taieri River stopbanks. Group Controller Scott MacLean said the sandbags and rock work had reduced the backflow that was threatening to undermine and demolish the stopbank, flooding the Mill Creek subdivision. “The support from NZDF personnel has made a huge difference to the response, not just at Mill Creek but right across our operations.“The Taieri upper ponding area, inland from Mill Creek, has filled and is beginning to overtop – this is a design feature of the Taieri River flood scheme. At Taieri Mouth, Clutha District Council staff are onsite observing the impact of the Taieri River high flows coinciding with high tides. At present there has been no reported impact on local properties. Across the region, rain has eased and Mr MacLean said most river levels had stabilised. There are concerns for the Northern Link fibre-optic cable carrying all the internet traffic from Waitati South, which has been exposed by wave action and erosion at Waitati. Several roads and highways remain closed due to flooding, and several roads in the Central Otago District are also affected by snow. NZTA advises the following state highways were closed at 2.15pm:SH1 Balclutha to WaiholaSH1 Pukeuri to Glen AveySH8 Raes Junction to MiltonSH8 Roxburgh to Raes JunctionSH90 Waikoikoi to TapanuiSH88 Maia to Sawyers BaySH87 Kyeburn to OutramENDS ... See MoreSee Less
Jared Moffat did you want to get home??
Not today apparently.
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The upper reaches of the Mataura River and the Oreti River are flowing significantly higher than normal, people along these rivers are advised to keep a watch on the river levels via the Environment Southland Enviromental Data website http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx or their phone system ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia Craig keep an eye on this xx
Owen Smith we are sending the water your way
More than 200 properties have been evacuated across Otago overnight, with the majority in Dunedin and its rural communities. All state highways across the region are closed and there are numerous local road closures. Steady rain is continuing to fall in Dunedin, where access to the Otago Peninsula is cut off by several major slips.Otago Group controller Scott MacLean said conditions had eased in the Waitaki District, where four homes were evacuated in Oamaru last night and another four in Hilderthorpe.The major area of focus currently is Outram on the Taieri Plain near Dunedin, where around 100 homes have been evacuated and more householders have been warned to be prepared to evacuate if conditions change. Civil Defence teams are also going door to door in parts of Mosgiel to advise residents that surface flooding may cause more homes to be evacuated.Further south, the Clutha District Council activated its emergency operations centre last night after flooding affected a small number of properties in Milton, Lawrence and Waitahuna. Teams also sandbagged the shopping area in Lawrence and went door to door in low-lying parts of Milton, advising householders that they may need to evacuate if conditions worsen. ... See MoreSee Less
Carrol Barnes - Baker
Hope you guys are all good Becky! ❤❤
Hope you're ok Anna!
Hope everyone is safe.
Kaye Phillips Gael Pyper
Dont know what we are doing now just waiting
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