Drivers urged to plan ahead for possible disruptions to travel in Wellington region


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead for potential travel disruption and road closures in the Greater Wellington region as consistent rainfall and high winds are expected in the next 24 hours.

Water levels at the SH53 Waihenga Bridge in the Wairarapa are expected to peak later this afternoon, and the bridge is likely to close.

Conditions may be hazardous on some highways and local roads in the region, with the possibility of trees and other debris down, surface flooding, continuing heavy rain and high winds making driving conditions potentially difficult.

Waka Kotahi is updating on-line Journey Planner with the latest available information, and this is still the best source of the most current information for anyone who does need to travel in the region.

Journey Planner(external link)

Waka Kotahi is also urging anyone who does need to drive in areas affected by severe weather to adjust their driving to the conditions, which means slowing down, increasing following distances, switching headlights on and watching for flooding and other debris on the road.

More information:

Waka Kotahi Journey Planner(external link)

Metlink(external link)

MetService(external link)