Heavy rain forces road closures, stop bank monitoring in Marlborough video

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River levels are up and some roads closed after heavy rain across Marlborough.

Multiple roads are closed and stop banks are being monitored as heavy rain hits Marlborough.

Engineers at the Marlborough District Council continue to closely monitor stop banks at Spring Creek, the Lower Diversion and Grovetown following rainfall overnight.

Council rivers engineer Geoff Dick said the team would keep an eye on river levels.

The melia tree outside Raupo Cafe has fallen into the flooded Taylor River in Blenheim.
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The melia tree outside Raupo Cafe has fallen into the flooded Taylor River in Blenheim.

"The good news is we have no cause for concern at this stage," he said.

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"We will keep a close eye on all our rivers and immediately advise the public if we think there is any risk whatsoever."

More room for the ducks to swim as Pollard Park is flooded.
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More room for the ducks to swim as Pollard Park is flooded.

River levels could increase with more rain, and Dick said people should monitor the council's Floodwatch page for more information.

The heaviest rainfall was recorded at Rai Falls, which experienced 100.5 millimetres in the 24 hours to 10am.

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Jackson's Rd is closed at the intersection with Old Renwick Rd.
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Jackson's Rd is closed at the intersection with Old Renwick Rd.

All council sportsgrounds, apart from the College Park hockey turf and Horton Park netball courts, were closed.

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A New Zealand Transport Agency spokeswoman said there was still a fair amount of surface water around and caution was required.

The following are closed in Marlborough: 

Public are asked to stay away from the Taylor River walkways in Blenheim.
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Public are asked to stay away from the Taylor River walkways in Blenheim.

Footbridges closed

Taylor Footbridge
Henry St Footbridge
Beaver Rd Footbridge 

Roads closed

Flooding on Jones Rd.
ROSS LYALL

Flooding on Jones Rd.

Wairau Bar Rd at Ferry Rd end
Old Renwick Rd at Omaka Ford
Hammerichs Rd
Ward Beach Rd at Ford
Kaiuma Bay Rd - Daltons Bridge to Te Hoiere Rd
Jacksons Rd
Morgans Rd
Jones Rd
Reserve Rd
Taylor Pass Rd Ford
Waikakaho Rd 4km up

Caution - surface flooding

Shingle fans, State Highway One (approximately 5km north of Clarence Bridge)
State Highway 6 to Havelock
Herbert St
Leitrim St
Lucas St
Old Renwick Rd
Bexhill Cres
Ferry Rd
Wither Rd
Old Renwick Rd/St Leonards Rd
McCallum St
Hiley St
Scott St
Muller Rd
Clifford St Seddon
Tumbledown Rd

Wither Road extension
KATHRYN RICHARDS

Wither Road extension

Wairau River bridge.
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Wairau River bridge.

Cyclone Cook has caused surface flooding to some parts of Marlborough, including Rai Valley.
JAMIE KNIGHT

Cyclone Cook has caused surface flooding to some parts of Marlborough, including Rai Valley.

 - The Marlborough Express

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