The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists in the Nelson/Tasman region to avoid non-essential travel, as heavy rain and flooding continues throughout the region.
NZTA Operations Manager Mark Owen says surface flooding and slips are rife throughout the region, and a number of roads are closed.
"We're asking motorists to avoid non-essential journeys, and if you must drive, take extreme care and drive to the conditions."
"Our crews are out in force throughout the network cleaning up slips and trying to get the roads safely reopened as soon as we can."
The latest situation is as follows:
The latest information about highway conditions and closures can be found at www.highwayinfo.govt.nz(external link) or by calling 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)
For more information or photos please contact:
Media Manager – Central Region
T 04 894 5251
M 027 213 7617