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Severe weather - flooding update #11 - 9am


Severe weather - flooding update #11 - 9am

Here's the latest situation on the roads this morning.

State Highway 25 between Kopu and Thames is now open.
State Highway 25 at Whiritoa is closed because of slips.
State Highway 25 Between Onemana and Whangamata is closed because of flooding.
State Highway 25 Between Hikuai and Tairua is NOW OPEN, contractors are monitoring the area, please drive with caution.
State Highway 25 from Kereta to Te Kouma take care because of slips.
Tapu-Coroglen Road is closed - slips and flooding, contractor working on the road.

Motorists can get the latest real time information on SH from:

0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)
On the move traffic and travel
Rain is still falling in some areas and more heavy rain is expected this afternoon. The Metservice forecast is that a further 30-40mm may accumulate until midday today.

Another period of heavy rain is expected from about midday Thursday to Friday night, with another possible 150-180mm of rain, with peak intensities of 15-25mm per hour.

We’ve also got a Severe Weather Watch for gales for the Coromandel Peninsula and Waikato for this morning.

Watch Metservice for updates.

School updates

Whenuakite and Coroglen Schools are closed today, Mercury Bay Area School, Te Rerenga and Hikuai Schools are open however no buses are running. Please check with your school.

Update by area:

A Civil Defence Centre is on standby at Whangamata Hall for those who need assistance.

Thames Coast Road is open but extreme caution is required due to surface flooding and debris.

Whangamata - Flooding / Slips. Road is closed between SH 25 Harry Watt Rd To Port Rd in both directions. DETOUR: Northbound: Sh25, Port Rd, Hetherington Rd, Harry Watt Rd, Sh25 Southbound: Northbound In Reverse.

Puriri – water supply is back on and supply is building up.

Coromandel Town and Te Kouma: No rubbish collection – rescheduled for Saturday.

Rural Support Trust is asking farmers with information about what is happening in their area or if they are experiencing any issues to please call them on 0800 787 254.

Tides

THAMES – next high tide Thursday 9 March at 17:29 3.7m
WHITIANGA – next high tide Thursday 9 March at 17:21 2.0m

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