1491524990955 - Deluge: What you need to know – Friday

Deluge: What you need to know – Friday

Roads remain closed after ex-cyclone Debbie slammed the country, sparking flooding, slips and evacuations.

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* The entire township of Edgecumbe in the Bay of Plenty has been evacuated due to rising water on the Rangitaiki River.

* Defence Force Unimog vehicles are on the way to help with evacuations.

* PM Bill English will visit the town on Friday morning.

* Rangitaiki River could remain at flood levels until at least midday.


North Island closures

SH N/A Grays Road, Plimmerton, Wellington

SH 53 Waihenga Bridge ( Featherston To Martinborough ), Wellington

SH 56 Opiki, Wanganui/Manawatu 

SH 4 Raetihi To Upokongaro, Wanganui/Manawatu 

SH 2 Awakeri To Opotiki, Bay Of Plenty

SH 34 Edgecumbe To Te Teko, Bay Of Plenty

SH 2 Edgecumbe, Bay Of Plenty

SH 25 Between Thames And Coromandel, Waikato