News & Events
Update on Roading Conditions No 16 (9.30am)Friday, 18 February 2011
Drivers are urged to exercise extreme care on newly opened roads as they may have been damaged by flood water and debris. Some roads still remain closed.
"Don't assume that because the water is gone the road is now safe," Southland District Council spokesman Peter Thompson said.
Te Anau is accessible via Manapouri, even though the state highway is closed because the Whitestone Bridge is out. Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri continue to be monitored closely as Te Anau is at 204.52m and rising very slowly and Manapouri is now 180.05 and rising slowly. More rain is predicted in these areas today.
The Mataura River is still very high and monitoring is continuing. There is still surface flooding on roads in the Taramoa Area. These roads are passable with care.
Roads that are closed or affected by flooding around the Southland District are:
ROADS STILL CLOSED
Mavora Lakes Road CLOSED
Mt Nicholas CLOSED
Kakapo Road (end of the road at the bridge) CLOSED
Benmore Stockbridge Road CLOSED bridge will require structural inspection.
West Plains Taramoa Road between Horwell and Taramoa Road CLOSED
Ferry Road in the Bay Road Taramoa area CLOSED
ROADS REOPENED THIS MORNING
Holz Road - Minor grading required
For details on State Highways please contact Opus or check the NZTA website www.nzta.govt.nz
To view a detailed map of closed roads within the District, please go to our Emergency Road Closures site.
Who to contact
If you would like to discuss a matter on this page, feel free to contact us:
Southland District Council
P.O. Box 903
Phone: 0800 732 732
Fax: 0800 732 329