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DOC is urging people to take extra care on walking tracks this weekend after heavy rain in the upper Clutha area.

Date:  30 April 2019

Diamond Lake track near Wanaka has been closed due to rockfall and slips and there has been a report of a tree blocking the Halliday Road Link Track near Albert Town. It is possible other tracks in the area may also be impacted.

DOC senior ranger Ruth Garland says walkers should exercise caution on all tracks in the area.

“The upper Clutha catchment and Haast Pass areas have received high rainfall since Monday and it's possible there are slips, flooding and treefall on other tracks. People should check with their local visitor centres before heading out and keep an eye on weather forecasts.”

The Diamond Lake tracks will be closed until further notice.


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