Many Chch roads still closed
Several roads in Christchurch and across the South Island remain closed this afternoon as the mainland starts drying out after yesterday's deluge.
Only one key state highway in the lower South Island is still shut, and caution is advised on many other arterial roads across the South Island.
In Christchurch, several roads remain closed this afternoon due to flooding.
On Banks Pensinsula, Brocheries Rd, Long Bay Rd, Stoney Bay Rd and Gap Rd remain closed this afternoon due to flooding and landslips.
Also still closed are Camerons Track and Lavericks Ridge Rd in Le Bons Bay, Okains Bay Rd, Duvauchelle, to Okains Bay (slips and fallen debris) and Western Valley Rd - Little River to Port Levy (slips and fallen debris).
The Waimakariri District Council has also listed the following road closures due to flooding:
Further afield in the South Island, the NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 1 - Pukeuri to Seven Mile Rd - remains closed until further notice because of flooding.
The following state highways are open, but caution is advised because of flooding or slips: