Trees topple as strong wind lashes Tauranga

A tree has fallen on SH29, near Cambridge Road. Photo: Mike Cork.

Reports are coming in of power outages and toppled trees in the Tauranga and Western Bay areas, as strong winds and heavy rain pummel the region.

The MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo, and Bay of Plenty west of Papamoa.

The watch is valied for 13 hours from 7am to 8pm today.

"West to southwesterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places at times," says the weather organisation.

State Highway 29, at Tauriko, is blocked in both directions, reports the NZTA.

"Due to strong wind gusts, potential for fallen trees and debris, caution is advised along this route."

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1 Comment

Matter of Time

Posted on 08-07-2020 22:07 | By Yadick

Just waiting for the precarious tree’s on Wahi Rd / Oak Lane to come down and injure, maim or kill someone. Don’t know how these are allowed to remain.

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