Wild Weather Closes SH2 In The BOP

Publish Date
Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 1:20PM
The Karangahake Gorge this afternoon. Photo/Diane Drinkwater

The Karangahake Gorge this afternoon. Photo/Diane Drinkwater

People travelling north are advised to steer clear of State Highway 2 in the Karangahake Gorge due to flooding. IT IS NOW CLOSED.

A slip reduced the highway down to one lane at 11am and NZ Transport Agency closed the road completely at 1pm.

There State Highway 25 between Tairua and Whangamata is closed due to flooding in the Duck Creek area.

Motorists are advised to avoid driving in the area and to drive with care throughout the Waikato as heavy rain continues.

For updates on road closures, real time information on highway conditions and incidents or to report issues on the network visit www.nzta.govt.nz call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.

 

Source: Bay of Plenty Times