Grey River is high at 8am on Thursday, after extremely heavy rain overnight.

Grey River is high at 8am on Thursday, after extremely heavy rain overnight.

Dramatic clouds gathering over Motueka on Wednesday night, as captured by Jac Lynch.

Dramatic clouds gathering over Motueka on Wednesday night, as captured by Jac Lynch.

Road closed at Inangahua junction due to flooding.

Road closed at Inangahua junction due to flooding.

A slip on SH73 between Jacksons and Otira closed the road. Picture: NZTA/Twitter

A slip on SH73 between Jacksons and Otira closed the road. Picture: NZTA/Twitter

A photo from the top of the large slip blocking SH75 at Deception Point near Otira.

A photo from the top of the large slip blocking SH75 at Deception Point near Otira.

Photos taken on Thursday morning of SH7 going into Stillwater, near Greymouth.

Photos taken on Thursday morning of SH7 going into Stillwater, near Greymouth.

Work is underway to clear a large slip across the main highway north of Arthur's Pass village.

Work is underway to clear a large slip across the main highway north of Arthur's Pass village.

The highway through Arthur's Pass may not reopen on Thursday.

The highway through Arthur's Pass may not reopen on Thursday.

Wardens Creek near Arthur's Pass village has blown out, dumping boulders and debris across the State Highway.

Wardens Creek near Arthur's Pass village has blown out, dumping boulders and debris across the State Highway.

Summer weather bomb low: The cemetery at Karamea.

Summer weather bomb low: The cemetery at Karamea.

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