Waihi Road - water ponding on road

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Reported in the Road/highway category anonymously at 08:38, Thu 19 October 2017

Sent to Taupo District Council 25 min later.

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Tuesday, 17 Oct, Enviro Waste Refuse Collection truck had a road accident trying to negotiate the cone that marked the edge of the water on the road. The water extends along and on the road for 350 metres x has been up to half the seal width over the past weeks. On Monday the cone was the only warning and it was toppled over, no signs, no attempt to get the water off the road by maintenance of the side berms and drains. On Tuesday the cone was standing upright at the edge of the ponding, and the truck in attempting to negotiate the cone ended up with its RHS front wheel on the berm that was saturated and muddy and so the truck sunk to it. The momentum of the truck saw it pulled completely off the road and into the swampy road side. The road has had water draining along it for a good part of this winter and needs urgent attention. The drainage pipe nearest the SH41 end of the road has a pipe that is set such that the swamp can be drained some, but not totally so as to preserve the wet land to the west. The shallow side drain that once existed along the edge of the berm is almost non existent thee days. The drain and berm was cleared back in Taupo C County days, and early Taupo Dist C days, but progressively has been allowed to ingrow with raupo.

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