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Heavy rain causes slips as Council advises caution

17 Jul 2020

Heavy rain causes slips as Council advises caution

The Met Service has issued a heavy rain warning for Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay, especially about the ranges, and Council is advising extreme caution as you take to local roads.

At least two slips have occurred, impeding access on two roads.

A large slip has blocked the East Cape Road at the first kilometre. Crews are working on it and hope to have it cleared today, but the road has been reduced to one lane, and access may worsen with further rain.

Another slip has closed one lane on Glenroy Road at RP3850 and crews are on their way.

Slip closes lane on Glenroy Road.

The view at Glenroy road at Glenroy Road at RP3850, where heavy rain has caused the bank to collapse.