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Roading, water, rubbish update #7 - 12 noon


Roading, water, rubbish update #7 - 12 noon

Here's the latest update from around the Coromandel at midday on Monday.

NZTA State Highway roads

• SH25 just north of Simpsons Beach: Slip blocking northbound lane. Stop/go traffic management in place. Possible delays. Avoid this area or delay your journey if possible.

• SH25 CLOSED South of Tairua at intersection with Hikuai Settlement Rd due to flooding. NZTA says: "The road is expected to be closed for the remainder of today. The road closure will be reviewed again in the morning. Please delay your journey."

• SH25 Tairua to Whangamata Caution – Traffic Management in place due to slips

Check the NZTA website for the latest updates on state highways in the Coromandel:www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic

District Roads closed

• Hikuai Settlement Rd: Closed due to flooding.

• Wentworth Valley Rd. Road closed due to flooding and slips.

• Old Maratoto Rd. The ford is in flood and road is closed at this point

Roads open to single lane

• Kennedy Bay Rd. Slips at Retreat site and at Fairy Falls. Cleared to single lane, contractors in place.

• The 309 Rd. Slip - signed and coned.

• Colville Rd. Slip at Big Bay, contractors on site.

Roads open

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• Tapu Coroglen Rd. Small to medium slip at various spots. All sign-posted and coned.

• Waiotahi Rd. Road and Ford open.

• Kauaeranga Valley Rd. Road and Fords open.

• Victoria St (Thames. Road and Fords open.

• Port Jackson Rd. Ohinewai Ford

Thames South water supplies:

Hikutaia

• Bottled water will be available within the next 30 minutes. Being delivered to the location next to the Convenient Cow Cafe & Store (Hikutaia Store) for distribution to people who want to collect it.

• Water tanker will be parked next to the store within the next 60-90 minutes. This will allow residents to bring their own containers to collect larger volumes of water.

Puriri

• Bottled water will be available until the water supply is back on. The water is being delivered to the location next to The Coach House Puriri (pub) for distribution to people who want to collect it.

Matatoki

• This supply is functional, but may be patchy in some locations of the network.

• Our contractors are continuing to focus on restoring supply to the Hikutaia & Puriri systems as soon as they can.

River Levels

For updates refer http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Services/Regional-services/River-levels-and-rainfall/River-levels-and-flow---latest-reading

Kauaeranga River peaked at 9.4m and the Karangahake River peaked at 15.4m both now dropping.

Power outages

No outages - For updates and further details refer http://www.powerco.co.nz/Outages-and-Faults/

Kerbside collections


Kerbside collection update for Tairua-Pauanui - Due to the heavy rain we're not able to get our rubbish trucks into Pauanui and Tairua but as soon as the roads are open, (at this stage tomorrowmorning) we will be in to collect the rubbish.

The RTS (Refuse Transfer Stations) are both open and available in the meantime and there is no cost to drop off the blue bags.

The weather forecast:

The heavy rain is expected to continue until later this morning, potentially bringing another 100mm of rain on top of what's already fallen on Sunday morning.

The message from Civil Defence is watch for rapidly rising waters, avoid waterways and if travelling take extreme care as there is debris on roads from lots of minor slips.

Delay travel plans until later on today to reduce risks.

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