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Wednesday 11 April, 2018
in the Ashburton District are being advised to drive with caution and be
mindful of weather affected roads, following rainfall and icy conditions around
the district this week.
Delivery Group Manager Neil McCann says the ongoing rainfall has likely
resulted in localised surface flooding, and roads may be experiencing water
damage that drivers should be wary of.
always encourage people to drive to the conditions, and this message is all the
more important at times like this. When we experience these weather events, the
water, compounded with vehicles using the road can result in washouts and
potholes that can be hazardous.
if you know your usual travel routes well, please don’t be complacent. Increase
your distance from the vehicle in front, slow down and stay alert for hazards.”
McCann’s warning also extends to road work sites where repairs and maintenance
programmes have continued throughout the week.
are a number of road works still underway, including flood repairs at the
Thompsons Track/Tramway Road intersection and reconstruction of parts of
Seafield Road from Single Tree Road towards Stanley Road. I’d urge drivers to
please remember to slow down, as we don’t want speed to further compound any
damage or setbacks the wet weather might have had on the work.”
around Methven and the surrounding foothills on Monday night saw moderate
accumulation of snow on the roads, however this had mostly melted by Tuesday
on Ashburton District’s road network and the road works being carried out can
be found on the Council website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/roadingworx