Weather and road updates 11.30 am. 15 October 2019 Following the heavy rain overnight there’s been some minor flooding and road closures. Some roads have re-opened, see the latest update on our roads below. Please take extra care near low-lying areas and fords. - SH25 – Wade Rd Whitianga – OPEN - SH25 Thames OPEN. The Kauaeranga River spillway operating south of Thames REOPENED one lane. Traffic Management in place. - SH25 – Manaia – OPEN - Kauaeranga Valley Road – OPEN ROAD CLOSURES - SH25 Kuaotunu – CLOSED bridge repair - Hikuai Settlement Road – CLOSED - SH25 Kereta Hill between Thames and Coromandel Town and Whangapoua Hill between Coromandel Town and Matarangi - the road is down to one-lane, passable. Our contractors Higgins are on the way to clear the slips now. The Red Bridge Road bridge is still closed. CAUTION SH25 Kuaotunu -Matarangi Slip OPEN - caution SH25 Kopu-Hikuaia OPEN but drive with care as debris and small slips on road POWER OUTAGES Thames Coast, Te Mata, Hikuai Refer http://ec2-52-64-145-153.ap-southeast-2.compute.amazonaws.c… for updates Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection delays Collections will be delayed in areas that have been affected by road closures. They may not be completed in Whitianga today. Matatoki reservoir The reservoir is at 30% pressure which means that area and Puriri will have low pressure water supply.