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Main cities hit hard

Our 3 biggest cities have been hit hard today by the big wet with the morning commute proving a hassle as some roads were inundated with surface flooding.The way home may not be a lot easier in some cases.

Some of Auckland’s motorways were being affected by surface flooding, including the Northwestern motorway westbound.
Auckland fire crews were kept busy with about 20 weather-related call outs overnight and trees were still blocking some minor roads.

Wellington’s Fire Service was being ”inundated” with flooding calls.
Wellington central, as well as the suburbs of Newtown, Lyall Bay and Kilbirnie were all being flooded and the Fire Service was attending as quickly as possible.Flooding was being reported around the CBD, including shops at the intersection of Manners and Willis streets.
There was flooding in the tunnel at the southern end of the Wellington Airport runway, though it remained open. Adelaide Rd in Newtown had up to 20cm flooding and there was surface flooding on State Highway 1 at Kaiwharawhara.
There were also reports of stormwater grates coming out in Oriental Bay.

Wind and rain has pounded the southern city overnight and today with surface flooding on Moorhouse Avenue about 30cm deep. Blocedk drains due to falling leaves have also been an issue in some suburbs.
the rain is continuing although has eased in intensity this afternoon. It should have mostly cleared by tonight.




Chris R on 6/05/2013 1:12am

You forgot to say that trains in Auckland were slowed to 40kph due to the strong winds and likelihood of wind blown debris on the tracks.

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