16 Dec 2011

Flooding in Christchurch

4:33 pm on 16 December 2011

Christchurch City Council says it is working hard to fix problems caused by heavy rain in the city.

Sewage has overflowed into the Avon River from Slater Street, River Road, Pages Road and the area around Fendalton Road and Deans Avenue.

People are urged to take caution in those areas and on roads with surface flooding.

The Heathcote and Avon Rivers are also running high, but are expected to ease.