Photos: Katikati and Coromandel Hit Hard By Flooding

Publish Date
Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:31AM
Photo / Alan Gibson

Photo / Alan Gibson

Katikati residents are bracing for high tide in an hour, with fears flooding will worsen and the township will be cut off.

State Highway 2 has already been closed to the north and a swollen creek at the southern end of the town had breached its banks and spilled onto the highway.

Floodwaters washed a small truck off the road near Lindemann Rd, north of the town.

Delays are expected and alternative routes were being looked at.

Meanwhile, in Coromandel, the seaside community of Tairua is cut off to the south, as State Highway 25 was now closed from the intersection of SH25A at Hikuai. No detours are available.

However, the state highway east of Kopu, near Thames, was now open after an earlier slip, with a stop-go sign in place.

-nzherald.co.nz