Heavy Rain Watch - What you need to know

Metservice NZ has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for the Waikato region, in place from 2am–3pm, Wednesday 1 February.

Given the large amount of rainfall that our district has experienced over the past few days, we are urging residents to continue to take care and stay aware of the conditions in their area. Further rainfall could quickly exacerbate existing slips, river levels and produce further flooding quite quickly.

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Storm damage - Waitomo District Roading Network

5 Apr 2017, 4:29 PM

Effects on the local road network are fast developing due to the regional weather event.

WDC is assessing the storm damage impact on all our local roads. Given the extensive area of our network that has been affected by slips and surface flooding and the potential for access issues on school bus routes to develop overnight, we suggest that schools take that matter into account when considering whether or not to open tomorrow, Thursday 6 April 2017.

Please be advised that all bus companies for our district schools have been notified of the potential for road closures due to storm damage.

Should you have any concerns in regards to this matter, please contact the Council offices on 0800 932 4357.