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Flooding and landslides on Kapiti coast

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Due to heavy rain starting yesterday, we are experiencing flooding in the district, causing streams and rivers to rise dramatically. We’ve had several pockets of localised flooding and a few landslides. Weather conditions eased overnight but the forecast is for more rain today.

Our crews were out all day yesterday, clearing drains and slips.

People are asked to stay safe and dry at home today and not to venture out to look at the flooding. It’s dangerous and we need to keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles.

Stay away from waterways; the heavy rain undermines riverbanks, and they can collapse without warning.

Our pipe networks are having to cope with a massive amount of water, so remember to treat all floodwaters as potentially contaminated.

If you have any fear for your personal safety please dial 111. If you have less urgent flooding issues or operational requests, please call 0800 486 486 or log it on Antenno.

Te Horo Beach Road is closed due to flooding across the road west of Pukenamu Road
Waterfall Road is closed
One lane of Maungakotukutuku Road is open
One lane of Nikau Palm Road is open
Paekakariki Hill Road is open
Akatarawa Road is open
Mangaone South Road, down to one lane
Rimu Road – now open.

Road restrictions

Nikau Palm – Mobile Traffic lights will be in place overnight, down to one lane
Maungakotukutuku Road was open for returning residents until 9pm, but down to one lane, there are multiple small slips so please drive safely.

Road back open

Kebbel Drive is open – Aston road cleared