9 Dec 2019

Weather: Timaru District remains in state of emergency

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 9 December 2019

The Timaru District remains in a state of emergency with road access north to Christchurch blocked by damage to two bridges crossing the Rangitata River.

Hundred of tourists were left scrambling to find accommodation in the region last night.

RNZ reporter Tess Brunton is at the Southern Trust Events Centre in Timaru where many people have been spending the night.