Heavy rain forces road closures, stop bank monitoring in 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 good news is we have no cause for concern at this stage," he said.
"We will keep a close eye on all our rivers and immediately advise the public if we think there is any risk whatsoever."
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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All council sportsgrounds, apart from the College Park hockey turf and Horton Park netball courts, were closed.
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:
Henry St Footbridge
Beaver Rd Footbridge
Wairau Bar Rd at Ferry Rd end
Old Renwick Rd at Omaka Ford
Ward Beach Rd at Ford
Kaiuma Bay Rd - Daltons Bridge to Te Hoiere 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
Old Renwick Rd
Old Renwick Rd/St Leonards Rd
Clifford St Seddon
- The Marlborough Express