With plenty of wild weather hitting the region the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office WREMO are urging drivers to be very careful driving over the next few days.
Metservice is expecting some strong gusts (up to 130 km/h in exposed places), big swells (particularly for the Kāpiti Coast) and heavy rainfall in the Tararuas today.
WREMO says the public should be wary walking along the beach and any river corridors, particularly if the kids walk on tracks close to rivers and streams on the way to and from school. Their recommendation is to avoid them if all possible. Secure any trampolines and light garden furniture and perhaps leave the motorbike at home and take the car or train.
Locally, KCDC have had crews working on the closure of Ōtaki Gorge Road east of Blue Bluff – the team has already cleared much of the debris from the road but still needs to remove the fallen trees and stabilise the bank. All going well, the road should be back open around 4pm Tuesday.