VIDEO: Motorists requested to avoid parts of West Auckland

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Waitemata Police is asking motorists to please avoid travelling in the wider New Lynn, Henderson and Kelston areas due to severe flooding.

A number of roads in the area have just been closed.

Some parked cars have been inundated with flood waters on Great North Road and another vehicle which was driven into the waters near Edmonton Road had to be pulled out after it became stuck.

Emergency services are in the affected areas and we ask that people please follow their advice carefully.

  • 321 properties have been flooded (225 in West Auckland), with some in waist-deep water
  • Suburbs affected by flooding include: Kaukapakapa, Devonport, Parnell, Remuera, Eden Terrace, Blockhouse Bay, Morningside, Massey, Westgate, Whenuapai, New Lynn, Avondale, Titirangi, Henderson, Te Atatu, West Harbour and Glen Eden
  • People are being advised to avoid New Lynn due to the risk of unstable buildings
  • Weather-related crash in Manurewa
  • Multiple trees down
  • Northwestern Motorway earlier affected by crash and surface flooding on multiple roads
  • 2800 households without power in Glen Eden – now restored
  • Residents asked to secure outdoor furniture, avoid travel and bring pets inside
  • Only major road closure is SH27 between SH26 and No 4 Rd at Tatuanui

Posted by New Lynn on Saturday, March 11, 2017