Akatarawa Rd re-opens after overnight flooding

ROSEMARY MCLENNAN
Last updated 10:46 05/02/2013
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Not an earthquake: Stormwater damage on Akatarawa Rd.

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Some Akatarawa residents were prevented from returning home on Monday night by flooding caused by heavy rain.

Upper Hutt received 62mm of rain in the 24 hours to 8am Tuesday. In the hour to 9pm on Monday 19mm of rain fell.

One Akatarawa resident said he and other locals had stayed with friends for the night.

Road clearing began early on Tuesday.

Upper Hutt City Council director of asset management and operations Lachlan Wallach said Akatarawa Rd was closed just past Crest Rd over night and had been reopened on Tuesday morning and could be driven through with care.

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