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"Waimakariri Civil Defence is urging residents to take extreme care on the roads this morning and to keep up to date with flooding information throughout the day. While the rain may be lighter, river levels remain dangerously elevated and it will take some time until the risk is gone.
If all possible, residents are asked to stay off the roads and avoid travelling. If people do need to drive, they should take it slow and leave plenty of following distance between vehicles. People should avoid driving through flooded areas and in the immediate vicinity of rivers"