Civil Defence - situation overview - 8/08/20068 August 2006 12pm
The Matarawa Stream is likely to enter some properties in the Wakefield Street/Ikitara Road area. Residents were warned of the rising stream earlier today and members of the Civil Defence rescue team are currently going door-to-door to advise residents.
There is surface flooding in Hackett Street, Wanganui East. About five properties have been sandbagged and the situation is being monitored.
The Whanganui River is high but currently not causing major concern. The Whanganui River Road and rowing club sheds are likely to be affected.
Civil Defence has contacted most of the people on the affected rural roads. All have power and phones. A few are isolated with slips but there are no major concerns at present.
SH4 Wanganui to Raetihi – closed
SH3 at Marybank (south of Wanganui) – single lane
SH3 north of Turakina – single lane
SH3 north of Kai Iwi – single lane
Handley Road/Ototoka Beach Road intersection
Tokomaru West Road
Tokomaru East Road
Whanganui River Road – blocked at Gentle Annie, also between Jerusalem and Ranana
Kaukatea Valley Road
Makirikiri Valley Road
Rangitatau East Road
Hazardous but passable
No 3 Line is passable but many parts of the road are covered with water.