Update on Roading Conditions No 13 (5pm)

Wednesday 28 April 2010, 7:54AM
By Southland District Council


Several roads are still closed throughout Southland and contractors are continuing to monitor them. The Mataura River is expected to peak at Wyndham about 10.30pm and at Seaward Downs at 3am.

Drivers are being urged to stay at home and only travel in emergencies and are urged to listen to the radion and check the Southland District website.

If you see water over the road, please assume it is not passable and please observe all warning signs.

Roads that are closed or affected by flooding around the Southland District today are:


Canaird Road CLOSED
Nokomai Road CLOSED
Affleck Road CLOSED
Felton Road CLOSED
Mavora Lakes Road CLOSED
Mt Nicholas Road CLOSED
Branxholme Makarewa Road CLOSED (surface flooding and concerns with trucks and the rail bridge)
Deans Road, Winton CLOSED
Waikouro Wairio Road CLOSED
Benmore Stockbridge Road CLOSED - Note: Bridge is under extreme pressure
Oporo Flat Road CLOSED
West Plains Taramoa Road between Horwell and Taramea Road CLOSED
West Plains Road at both the Waikiwi River and Makarewa River CLOSED
Gropers Bush - Thornbury Road CLOSED
Ferry Road, Taramoa area CLOSED
Spar Bush Winton road at Rapid Number 738 CLOSED
Counsell Road Makarewa CLOSED
North Makarewa Grove Bush between Horman and Thomlinson - water is over the road CLOSED
Otautau-Riverton Road at Aparima River CLOSED


Rakahouka Hedgehope Rd
Hedgehope area - Surrounding areas flooded - monitoring roads
Otapiri Mandeville area - Surrounding areas flooded - monitoring roads
Tanner & Hokonui School Rd area - Flooding in low areas across road, passable with care.
Taramoa - Surface flooding on a number of roads, passable with care.
Centre Bush Otapiri Road - Surface flooding, road passable with care.
Limehills Browns Road - Surface flooding
Dipton Hwy to Henderson Rd, passable with care.
Anderson Rd - Surface flooding
Winton Hedgehope Hwy to Hokonui School Rd, passable with care.
McAdam Road at Makarewa - Surface flooding, road passable with care.
Rakahouka Grove Bush Road - Surface flooding, road passable with care.
Fleming Road at Titiroa, OK and open.
Wairikiki Road, Ok and open.
Sutton Road, Glencoe - Flooding and scouring
McKenzie Road, Browns - Flooding across road at 389 McKenzie Road. Flooding has caused underming of the road which is not visible to public. CAUTION.
Mt Hamilton Road - Mt Hamilton - Road underwater, potentially impassable.
1320 Fleming Road
Wreys Bush Mossburn Road - There is flooding across both lanes of Wreys Bush Mossburn Road from the Aparima River Bridge to Rapid 2432, the road is passable.
Tussock Creek Springhills Road - Flooding across road at Tussock Creek/Springhills Rd.
Crampton Road, Opio - There is flooding in four places on this road where the water is right across the road.


South Hillend Dipton Road
Horman Road at Makarewa
Lora Gorge Road
SH94 Te Anau to Milford - extreme care needed

State Highway 6 is down to one lane at Makarewa and State Highway 99 between Underwood and Wallacetown is closed. For further details on State Highways please contact Opus or check the NZTA website www.nzta.org.nz

To view these areas on a map, please follow the link to our Emergency Road Closures page.