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Weather - NPDC Update

11am update

  • A severe weather event has resulted in surface flooding and sewerage overflows around some parts of the District.
  • Residents are urged to slow down, take care and drive to the conditions and to not swim or collect kai from some waterways.
  • Our emergency response team has been mobilised and public health warnings signs will be put up.
  • We have crews on the ground, to tidy up any rain related debris or drainage issues.
  • More heavy rain is forecast for today and overnight.
  • Investment in our ageing water network is a key consideration for our next 10-Year Plan and will help ensure our system can perform during severe weather events like this.

Closed roads

  • Huatoki Plaza by the river and the Puke Ariki under pass in central New Plymouth are closed due to the river rising.
  • Calvert road in Moturoa is closed.

· Brougham St is about to be closed.

  • Egmont Road between Katere and Henwood roads, please take care.

Sewerage overflows

· Nga Motu beach pump station is overflowing.

· Te Henui pump station is overflowing, please keep clear of East End and Fitzroy beaches.

· Huatoki pump station has overflowed.

· All Waitara and Inglewood wastewater is going into storage.

· Glen Avon, the river is coming into the pump station.

· Our historic Wastewater Treatment Plant is in overdrive, pumping around 1,300 litres a second and operating to its maximum capacity but coping.

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