Persistent rainfall caused flooding that led to the closure of a bridge on the Ashburton River in Ashburton, New Zealand, on May 31, local media reported.
The bridge reopened on June 1, the report said. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Ashburton to assess the flooding on Tuesday, the country’s Defence Force said.
This footage was captured by James Reid on May 31, and shows the swollen Ashburton River. Credit: James Reid via Storyful