Contractors working hard to clear Coromandel slips

The large slip on SH25, south of Cemetery Road.

Most roads in the Coromandel area are now open following yesterday’s weather bomb.

Blackjack Road, in the Kuaotunu Village open, is restricted to one lane in places as there are slips.

“Our contractors will be on site today working to restore it to two lanes,” says a Thames Coromandel spokesperson.

SH25 just south of Cemetery Rd, Kuaotunu is still closed.

Despite contractors working hard from both sides to clear the slip overnight, the road, which is managed by NZTA, will not be cleared today.

Subject to further geotechnical assessment, contractors are hopeful of re-opening this section of the highway later this week and will reassess the slip at midday tomorrow.

“I would like to thank all of our contractors for their hard work and help with the clean-up effort to get the roads open as soon as possible,” says Garry Towler, our Civil Defence Controller.

“There may still be minor slips and debris, so please still take care on our roads over the next few days.”

See the NZTA website for updates on the SH25 closure.

If you see a Council road that is impassable due to flooding or a debris, call us on 07 868 0200.

If the issue is with a State Highway (eg, the Thames Coast Road, Kopu-Hikuai Road) please tell NZ Transport Agency on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to speak to the call centre team who can also provide traffic and travel information.

“There is still a network outage in the Mercury Bay area due a damaged cable following the weather event.

“Chorus are telling their technicians are on-site repairing and the current estimated time of resolution is 8pm this evening.

“As a result of this network outage, our Mercury Bay district library closed at midday.”

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