SH25 remains closed due to large slip

A blocked road in the Coromandel. Photo: Thames Coromandel District Council.

Following a large slip, SH25 is now closed between Hikuai and McBeth Rd and will remain closed today.

NZTA advise motorists to please delay your journey or allow extra time for alternative routes.

An alternative route is to use SH2 via Karangahake Gorge.

The region took a battering on Thursday, with floods cutting off the settlement of Hikuai near Pauanui and forcing stranded travellers to escape in a Surf Life Saving rescue boat.


MetService says the region had 410mm of rain in 24 hours.


Sections of State Highway 25 remain closed by slips and flooding.


Civil defence controller Garry Towler says the region saw considerable rain and damage.


"Being a prolonged storm - it started raining on Tuesday - this one has dealt us quite a blow."


On Friday eight roads were still closed - three on the state highway network, and five local roads.


SH25 is expected to remain closed util Sunday.


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