Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Will it never end?

Our colleagues over the hill in the Wairarapa have also had a busy couple of days, with widespread flooding swamping paddocks and roads throughout the area.

The Waihenga Bridge over the Ruamahanga River on State Highway 53 at Martinborough is closed, and Pukio West Rd Kahutara and Pahautea roads are also impassable.

Heavy rain over the past 36 hours has put pressure on the town's sewerage system and a couple of families were put in motels last night as sewage threatened to contaminate their homes. Eight other homes in the Masterton area have been supplied with portable toilets until conditions improve.

And down in North Canterbury the clean-up begins - again...

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