Hurunui earthquake update – end of day 2
A mostly sunny day today in Hurunui helped to raise spirits and greatly assisted assessment and repair crews’ work today.
- Waiau, Claverley and Mt Lyford are the most affected areas of the district. Waiau and Rotherham appear to be the most affected farming areas.
- No public road access to Mt Lyford. There is extensive damage in this area, but everyone is accounted for. Door knocking has been undertaken to assess residents’ welfare needs
- Waiau Bridge is open and accessible from both directions and supplies have been delivered
- Command vehicle in Waiau.
- Response and Rapid Relief team in Waiau
- Between 60 & 70 are staying at Waiau School with about half staying in vehicles
- Teams of Building inspectors (from all over Canterbury) are working their way through the district carrying out Rapid Building Assessments on the safety of buildings for occupancy. So far 32 properties have been yellow stickered, and 10 have been red stickered. All of the red stickers so far have occurred in Waiau including the historic hotel and a church.
- Water has been restored to around 25% of the township – but this is directly from the river and needs to be boiled.
- Conway River Slip seems to have self-cleared. Ecan to confirm.
- SH1 closed north of Cheviot to Kaikoura – this could be weeks before it reopens.
- SH7 between Waipara to Springs Junction = open, drive with care
- SH7a Tekoa to Hanmer Springs = closed to all vehicles between 8pm Tuesday to 7am Wednesday
- SH1 Cheviot to Ward = closed due to earthquake damage
- The Inland Road is currently still closed, our contractors are anticipating that will have single lane access through to the Conway Bridge by Friday.
- Leslie Hills Road / River Road are closed to the public and only accessible to high-sided 4WD for local residents and emergency service vehicles
- Leader Road is closed to the public and only accessible to high-sided 4WD for local residents and emergency service vehicles. Please note that no traffic management or pilot vehicles are in place.
- Precautionary boil water notice remains in place over whole district.
- Power is still out to 671 homes in the Hurunui District. Mainpower hope to restore power to Waiau Township by Wednesday evening.
- Spark and Vodafone cell sites in Waiau are still out as are Spark landline/broadband outages. Vodafone’s Instant Network is to be deployed to the Waiau area.
- All HDC libraries are open with free wifi available at the Amberley, Cheviot and Hanmer Springs libraries.
- All primary schools with the exception of Waiau reeopened today.
Hurunui District Council Earthquake Media Conference
The Mayor Winton Dalley, CEO Hamish Dobbie and Civil Defence Controller will be holding a media briefing to provide an update on key infrastructure developments and other progress following Monday morning’s earthquake.
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Our phone lines and Emergency Operations Centre are available 24/7 – 03 314-8816. Updates are posted regularly on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HurunuiDistrictCouncil