Stay Off Roads at Opunake

Stay Off Roads at Opunake

Thursday, August 06, 2015

People are being urged to stay off the roads, including SH45, in and around Opunake today following flooding after heavy rain overnight.

Some roads are being closed, while others remain marginal.

Opunake’s three schools, and the public library, are closed today, and there are reports of isolated flooding of some houses, with residents self-evacuating.

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management has been activated and is monitoring the situation. A Civil Defence Centre has been opened at Sanford Event Centre for those needing assistance.

Further statements will be issued as and when required.

Authorised by

David Lean, Group Controller, Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management


South Taranaki Road Status

Road NameStatus
Waitino RdOpen
Dieffenbach St – washout and risk of slipClosed
Eltham Rd – 3kms up from SH45 washoutOpen
Kaweora Rd – washoutOpen
Gisborne Terrace - Between Allison and HavelockStreetsOpen
King Street -Between Allison and Havelock StreetsOpen
Gisborne Terrace -Between Tennyson and Allison StreetsOpen
Eltham Road -Between Fox and Dorsett StreetsOpen
King Street -Between Tennyson and Allison StreetsOpen
Allison Street-Between Fox and Dorsett StreetsOpen
Stent Road (Unsealed Section)Open
SH45 PihamaOpen
Tangahoe Valley Road – SlipsPassable 4WD