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24 Nov 2017 5:51
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Wild weather hammers South Island

    A spring storm has caused power cuts, closed roads and deposited a catamaran on a Nelson road.


    South Island firefighters have been put under the pump during the blast of wild weather, dealing with downed power lines and trees and a Nelson crew confronted with a boat deposited on the road.

    The storm caused power cuts on the West Coast, Nelson, Marlborough and parts of the South Island east coast early on Wednesday morning, say Fire Emergency NZ southern communication's Ian Littlejohn.

    "Thankfully there were no reports of injuries."

    The power cuts caused a few complications at the Nelson Airport, with three delayed and one cancelled Air New Zealand flightst.

    On the West Coast, power poles caught fire after being hit by debris, including one by a flying trampoline, and trees fell across roads.

    Freedom campers at Mapua, near Nelson, had to be helped away from the waterfront.

    In the Nelson suburbs of Tahunanui and Monaco firefighters responded to reports of sea surge but were forced to continue on foot when they found Martin Street blocked by a catamaran, Mr Littlejohn said.

    State Highway 69 between Reefton and Inangahua was closed by fallen trees on Wednesday morning.

    Northern Southland also experienced an unseasonal dumping of snow overnight, with up to 25cm reported in Te Anau.

    The wind got up to 154 km/h in Wellington overnight, whilst the heaviest rainfall was in Mt Taranaki with 33mm an hour in this region.

    More rain is expected across the North Island and the West Coast on Wednesday but should clear up by the afternoon.

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