Bad weather wreaks havoc across North Island

By Dean Nathan
  • Northland

Bad weather and gale force winds continue to batter the country today with major roads in Northland blocked.

State Highway 1 & 12 were closed today with power lines and trees bought down by gale force winds blocking roads, and severe flooding closing others.

Te Kāea reporter Dean Nathan is out and about braving the weather and says in Dargaville the rescue helicopter service has been called out to save a man trapped in his car in flooding.

Meanwhile a farmer on the outskirts of Dargaville was left devastated after winds blew his home down completely destroying it overnight.