Beware flooded roads, 07 and 08 December 2021

Folks, we’ve had about 100 mm rain in the last 48 hours or so, and even more up in the Tararuas. There are photos and videos on Facebook showing flooding across Waikawa Beach Road, possibly deep enough that a small car would have problems. Be careful around Takapu Road.

Up at North Manakau Road the Waikawa Stream is very full of muddy water by the looks of things. That will be heading down and out to sea.

On a brief drive around at lunchtime today all the usual paddocks were pretty much underwater and there was a lot of water on the sides of the roads.

If it keeps raining overnight — down here or up in the hills — there could be a lot more water to deal with by morning.

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