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