Wet Weather Causes Slips Flooding
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Like much of the lower North Island overnight flooding has caused numerous slips and road closures across South Taranaki.
Significant surface flooding and slips have closed numerous roads in the District. Parts of State Highway 3 around Patea are open but down to single lane traffic.
SouthTaranaki District Council (STDC) Group Manager of environmental services, John McKenzie says Council roading contractors are out assessing damage and staff are closely monitoring the Waitotara River. However slip clearance work has been halted while heavy rain continues to fall.
Mr McKenzie asks residents to take special care on the roads and encourages people to stay at home where possible.
Residents in flood prone areas should call 111 if they are concerned about their personal safety.
For other assistance call the Council on 0800 111 323.
The following roads are closed or have slips and surface flooding:
State Highway 3 – several slips, closures and flooding south of Hawera to Patea. Roads still open but down to single lanes in places.
Waitotara Valley Road – Closed
Upper Ball Road (just before Taraere Rd) – major slip, Road Closed
Omahina Rd– Closed
Glen Nui Station Rd - Closed
Ngutuwera Rd - Closed
Morea Valley Rd (Ararata) - Closed
Tangahoe Valley Rd – Closed (major slips)
Mataiwhetu Rd - Closed
Stent Rd –surface flooding/washout
Old Lakes Rd - slips
Tiromoana Rd Eltham, surface flooding/slips
Domett St Opunake – surface flooding
Makino Valley Rd – surface flooding
Ohangai Rd Tawhiti – surface flooding
Davidson Rd Ohangai – surface flooding
Manawapou Rd – South of Mokoia SH3 – surface flooding
SH3 Manutahi – Mokoia – slips and surface flooding
Kohi Rd Waverley – surface flooding
SH45 Paroa to Mirikau – surface flooding
SH3 Waitotara Hill - slip
Maata Rd – surface flooding
Eltham Road between Melville and Rowan Rds – surface flooding
Skeet Rd between Glenn and Rowan Roads – surface flooding
Patiki Road – surface flooding