Renwick Lower Terrace residents advised to evacuate


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Renwick Lower Terrace residents advised to evacuate

  • Date 12:22 PM Saturday 17 July 2021
  • Type Civil Defence Emergency Management

Marlborough weather update No. 2

Residents of the Lower Terrace in Renwick are being advised to evacuate their properties and stay with family or friends for the next 24 hours. This is necessary as the stop bank at Conders Bend is beginning to over top.

The streets affected include Alma Street North, Gee Street, Blicks Road, Brook Street North, Inkerman Street North, Oudenarde Street and Terrace Road.

Also, Bartlett’s Creek bridge, 20km up the Northbank Road from Renwick, has been washed out so access to the Northbank area, west of SH6 is now not possible. There are approximately 25 rural properties there that are cut off.

Wairau River levels upstream of the Waihopai/Wairau rivers’ confluence have already peaked and are starting to reduce.

We are expecting the peak in the lower Wairau between SH6 and SH1 over the next couple of hours.

A large number of roads are closed.

See road alerts for closures

All sports parks are closed.

SH6 Renwick to Hira - closed

SH63 Renwick to St Arnaud - closed

See the Waka Kotahi NZTA website for the latest highway closures

If you are worried about potential flooding of your property, please call the Council on 03 520 7400.

Wairau Valley township residents are advised to boil their water.


The information in this media statement was correct at time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.