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.
David Lean, Group Controller, Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management
South Taranaki Road Status
|Dieffenbach St – washout and risk of slip||Closed|
|Eltham Rd – 3kms up from SH45 washout||Open|
|Kaweora Rd – washout||Open|
|Gisborne Terrace - Between Allison and HavelockStreets||Open|
|King Street -Between Allison and Havelock Streets||Open|
|Gisborne Terrace -Between Tennyson and Allison Streets||Open|
|Eltham Road -Between Fox and Dorsett Streets||Open|
|King Street -Between Tennyson and Allison Streets||Open|
|Allison Street-Between Fox and Dorsett Streets||Open|
|Stent Road (Unsealed Section)||Open|
|Tangahoe Valley Road – Slips||Passable 4WD|