The NZ Transport Agency says flooding has closed roads in the Coromandel and people should avoid all non-essential travel.
State Highway 25 is closed in three places:
The Transport Agency’s Regional Performance Manager, Karen Boyt, says people should avoid all non-essential travel in the Coromandel peninsula.
“Our contractors are currently out checking the roads and we are expecting the closures we have so far to be in place for several hours at least.
“For now people should stay off the roads if they can because there is a high risk of flooding and slips,” Ms Boyt says.
UPDATE: 8 March 2017 11:48 a.m
State Highway 25 between Kopu and Thames is now open to one lane. Please drive with extra care as there is still flooding in the northbound lane.
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