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The clean-up continues

The worst of the weather is over for now, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

Our Waikato District Alliance (WDA) roading crews are working throughout the district at all hours on the clean-up of slips and debris on our roads.

To give you an idea, here’s some stats from the WDA from the past week:

  • Number of roads in the district affected - 107 with inspections continuing to identify further faults.
  • Number of Service requests that have come through - 173 urgent and emergency requests.
  • Number of people working - 71 field crew, 11 office staff/inspectors.
  • Number of excavators in operation - 13 excavators.

There are priority areas that are being tackled first. That list of roads in on our website here.

There’ll be other areas that need attention, it may just take a little while before we get there.

As with any incident like this, there are few thanks to be made:

  • Thank you to our Waikato District Alliance crews
  • Thank you to our Watercare partners
  • Thank you to contractors and partner agencies who helped out
  • Thank you to our Civil Defence staff for their work in the Emergency Operations Centre
  • Thank you to our elected members for their help with connecting with our communities
  • And last, but not least, thank you to all of you who live in our district, whether you got stuck in to clear roads, helped a friend or neighbour, or simply just checked in with someone to see if they were ok.

A real team effort!

But the recovery work continues…