Wet Weather Causes Slips Flooding

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