1 Aug 2008

Dunedin roads closed

10:40 am on 1 August 2008

Slips and surface flooding continue to close roads in Dunedin, despite rainfall having eased in the city.

Portobello Road is closed, although there's a detour in place, and part of Highcliff Road remains closed.

Other roads not open to traffic include: the Braeside intersection with Quarry Road, Silverstream Valley Road, 3 Mile Hill Road and McGrath Road in Waikouaiti.

Meanwhile, the Lower Taieri and Silverstream rivers appear to be coping with overnight rainfall.

The Otago Regional Council says they look to be receding. Both rivers were monitored on Thursday night in case they broke their banks.

The council earlier warned residents in eastern parts of Otago to prepare for possible flooding.

However, it now says rainfall overnight was steady rather than heavy and the level of both rivers looks to be receding.