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A summary of the situation in the Far North as at 9 a.m. today is:-
* Road closures
Broadwood/Paponga Rds junction– very large tree across road – closed till about noon
Matauri Bay Rd – near clay works – road closed till about noon
Tirohanga Rd – tree across road
Whangae Rd– still closed by large slip
Koutu Beach Rd – trees across road
* Lemons Hill (SH11)- open again to traffic
* The Hokianga ferry is running again today.
Overnight: Numerous reports including roofs lifting at Kerikeri, Kaikohe, trees across roads, tree falling on ute (no injury), loss of power supplies, boat(s) aground at Mangonui (please contact Fire Services/Top Energy/Police for details where appropriate)
Today: The concentration will be on cleaning up/ damage assessment.
Further reports from roading contractors are expected later this morning