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Upper Hutt weather update: Thursday 13 July, 5.15 pm

So far Upper Hutt is faring well under the current weather conditions. We have some surface flooding and usual wet weather hazards. Drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution being especially mindful of speed, following distances, and surface water. Please keep an eye on your street stormwater drains and clear them if possible to avoid… Read more »

Being prepared in an emergency

Events this week have highlighted the importance of being prepared Upper Hutt City Council urges residents to visit the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website at www.getprepared.org.nz where you will find useful information and checklists to prepare your household or business for an emergency. No significant damage reported The roading network assessment was completed… Read more »

Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) closed 6:15 PM

flooding under silverstream rail bridge

Upper Hutt’s Emergency Operations Centre closed at 6:15 PM Roading Heavy rain has resulted in significant surface flooding in some areas of the city. We urge motorists to exercise caution and to drive to the conditions. Road closures For up-to-date information on the NZTA network, please refer to NZTA communications channels: twitter.com/NZTAWgtn www.nzta.govt.nz/ www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/ facebook.com/transportagency… Read more »

Upper Hutt City: 10:30 am post earthquake update—no significant damage reported

After the large earthquake overnight, Upper Hutt City Council staff have been out assessing core infrastructure and facilities with no significant damage to report so far. The Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has not been activated. For all regional messaging, please refer to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website and facebook page:… Read more »

EXERCISE TANGAROA: Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre activated

Today we’re continuing to take part in Exercise Tangaroa, a national exercise to test how ready NZ is for a tsunami event. You may see content posted here or on our Facebook page that relates to this exercise. Please be advised you DO NOT need to take any action. Any questions can be directed to our Facebook… Read more »

EXERCISE TANGAROA: Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre activated

Today we’re taking part in Exercise Tangaroa, a national exercise to test how ready NZ is for a tsunami event. You may see content posted here or on our Facebook page that relates to this exercise. Please be advised you DO NOT need to take any action. Any questions can be directed to our Facebook page.… Read more »

Rimutaka Hill Road closed

Updated at 4.46pm, Friday 18 March 2016 Rimutaka Hill Road has been reopened but is reduced to one lane after a traffic accident closed the road this afternoon. Delays can be expected up until aproximately 11.00 pm tonight while the road is cleared. Updated at 3.00 pm, Friday 18 March 2016 NZ Police advise that… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 20/11, 1.20am: Birchville bridge collapse

At 5:00am this morning the contractor Fulton Hogan commenced sealing the temporary emergency access road. The road has now been sealed but we ask residents to drive with care as it is new seal and none of us want it damaged. Traffic Lights should be operating from this afternoon and the speed limit of 20kph… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Thursday 19/11, 1:30pm: Birchville bridge collapse

The temporary road was due to be sealed today. Unfortunately this has been delayed as the contractor has had to spend more time than anticipated preparing the road for sealing and completing the guardrail. Residents returning to Bridge Rd tonight should assemble at 5:30pm and be convoyed in by the contractor. Sealing will commence about… Read more »