Heavy rain washes chunk out of road

A large chunk is missing from the road after heavy rain last night. Supplied photos.

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A new road has been severely damaged after heavy rain lashed the Bay of Plenty last night.

A SunLive reader sent in photos of the recently-constructed road in Tauriko, between Gargan Road and Taurikura Drive.

A Tauranga City Council spokesperson says they understand that part of the road to be a temporary access road on a private development.

“So we have limited information at the moment. TCC staff will be talking to the developer today.”

MetService reports Tauranga experienced 29.6mm of rain overnight, while Whakatane received 45mm of rainfall.

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Posted on 09-10-2017 23:18 | By Capt_Kaveman

well ever change

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