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Weather warning #3 - 3:30pm

15 July 2018

Three sections of the State Highway network are now closed across Thames-Coromandel as rain and high winds continue this afternoon.

• SH25 closed at Manaia due to flooding
• SH25 Whitianga to Kaimarama closed due to flooding
• SH25A  Kopu- Hikuai closed due to a slip (pictured above

NZTA has also been advised that SH25 Thames Coast Rd 3km south of Tapu has both lanes blocked due to a slip, and is currently investigating.

The Waikato Regional Council warns more roads could be closed later this afternoon as a result of rising river levels and the king tide at 8:45pm. 

This could affect SH25 at Thames, SH2 in the Karangahake Gorge and SH25A at Hikuai.

Keep an eye on the NZTA website for state highway updates. This link has the details. This link has the details.

No council roads are closed.

Heavy rain warnings remain in place for the Coromandel, according to MetService. 

Motorists are advised to take extreme care on the roads and not to attempt to drive through flood waters.

Power is reported to be out around Port Jackson. Check the Powerco website for updates.

Residents in Matatoki are being asked to conserve water rising stream levels have blocked drinking water at the Matatoki intake.

Updates on this and when we will be able to resume taking drinking water from the stream will be made available through our Facebook page.

Stay up to date on the weather and road conditions

Weather updates: MetService.

State Highways (SH25, SH25A, SH26 in the Coromandel): NZTA NZTA. You can also call NZTA on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) for traffic and travel information. You can also use their journey-planning website to plan the best route for your journey, taking into account known issues and traffic on state highways.

Council roads: We will post regular updates on our Council's Facebook page as well as on our website and email newsletters. If you see an issue that needs attention, call us on 07 868 0200.

Local radio - Check stations and frequencies here.

Red Cross Hazards App - alerts about hazards. Download from the App Store or Google Play.

Emergency Mobile Alert - these can be sent to your mobile phone, without needing to download an app or sign up. Check if your phone is capable of receiving them, here

Waikato Regional Council has set up an online hub for rainfall and flood-related information to help people more easily keep up to date with severe weather events in the region. It can be found here.

Also follow Waikato Civil Defence on Facebook here and check out their website for updates here.

Know your neighbours - phone each other in an emergency, especially vulnerable people, to check if they're OK.

To report a power outage, contact Powerco or your provider.

For more on these channels, and other information about staying informed in emergencies, go to the Civil Defence "Never Happens" website.