A brief video glimpse of the swollen Opihi River at the Raincliff Bridge (Video 1) Rockwood bridge (Video 2) and Raincliff Bridge (Video 3), at the height of today’s rainfall, looking from the bridge East towards the junction with the Raincliff Creek and Opuha River.
Persistent heavy rain has swollen creeks and rivers in Timaru and outlying areas. State Highway 1 traffic was diverted away from the Showgrounds Service Station which was awash and drivers experienced big delays as the crawled in single file heading North. Roads were awash and rivers bank to bank in the Totara Valley Raincliff area. These images were taken around 5 pm.
From the Scenic Reserve Bridge.
Landsborough Rd bridge, near Conoor Rd
Landsborough Rd bridge, near Conoor Road
TBHS Lower grounds
Beaconsfield road, near State Highway 1
Saltwater Creek backs up near the State Highway 1 bridge
Saltwater Creek backs up behind the Mulcahys building near State Highway 1
Opihi River at the Raincliff Bridge, looking west