Wild Wellington Weather: The school is closed as sewage drains into the playground

A house flooded in Plimmerton last week. The attached photo

A school in Boreiro is closed after sewage flooded into the playground this morning.

Flooding of the Parimata sewage center caused excess water to leak into the manhole, causing raw sewage to leak into the stadium at 8 am.

A staff member told the Herald crew that they would be able to repair the blast and clean the playground once the flood subsided.

The school posted on its Facebook page that it would remain closed for the rest of the day, and the Christmas carol and tonight market would be canceled due to health and safety concerns.

The constant rain also caused multiple floods, slides and tree fall in Boreiro and the Capete region.

Porirua City Council advised surface flooding around the city, with work crews activating flood hotspots.

In addition to Paremata School, Grey’s Rd and rotor on Denny’s on Semple Street are closed.

Porero Mayor Anita Baker said there are a number of obstacles across the city.

“The rain has stopped, so everything looks fine at the moment. It’s just a matter of getting in and arranging,” she said.

Clean-up crews respond to issues related to flooding in Titahi Bay, Reserve Road and Tipony Avenue.

“Parmata School removed the sewage block, and crews are working on it now.”

And she asked the residents to lend a hand to clear the sewers if they are able to do so, especially since there may be more rain in the next week.

Paekākāriki Hill Road was closed due to a slip blocking both directions, and the authorities required motorists to set off via SH1 and SH58 / Grays Rd.

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Akatarawa Road is also closed due to a slip, as motorists are advised between Upper Hutt and the Kāpiti Coast to take an alternate route

The Kabyte Coast District Council said there had been several slides and a fallen tree on Akatarawa Road and contractors were on their way to remedy the situation.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand received five calls on the Kāpiti coast due to flooding, and a spokesperson told The Herald that most of the accidents were related to clogged sinks

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) also advised that a car was hit by falling rocks on the SH1 near Paekākāriki, causing a southward traffic ban for a few minutes.

The transportation agency advised that the slide past the Johnsonville slope also caused delays on the south lane.

They also asked motorists to expect delays.

MetService also issued a strong wind warning in Wellington and Wairarapa from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, warning that strong winds can damage trees and power lines and make driving dangerous.

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