Residents are urged to take extra care over the next few days as Cyclone Cook continues to move towards New Zealand.
Although the cyclone has been officially downgraded to an extra tropical low, the Waikato region is expected to be hit by heavy rain and strong winds from this afternoon.
Civil Defence has established an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Ngaruawahia and will be monitoring the situation closely with teams ready to respond to flooding, slips, community welfare and any other issues from the storm.
There are still roads in our district that are closed following last week’s ex-Cyclone Debbie. Closed roads and partially open roads in our district as at 10.15am, 13 April are:
- Maurice Road, Glen Murray
- Churchill Rd between 8km and 11km mark, Pukekawa
- Clarke and Denize Road, Pukekawa
- Klondyke Road, Te Kohanga
- Koheroa Road between Kellyville Road and Glass Road intersections, Mercer
- Pioneer Road and Bluff Road, Pokeno
- Richardson Road, Waikaretu
- Allan and Eyre Road, Onewhero
- Kellyville Road (closed to heavy vehicle traffic), Mercer
- McIntyre Road, Waiterimu
- Pororua Road, Waiterimu
- River Road, Tuakau
- Te Puroa Road, Ngaruawahia
- Waikaretu Valley Rd, Waikaretu
- Wairamarama-Onewhero Road
- Waingaro Road, Glen Massey