Prepare for possible Harbour Bridge closures


Waka Kotahi advises motorists that a strong wind warning has been issued for Auckland that may result in closures of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Metservice is predicting wind gusts that could reach 100-110km/h, between 2am-9am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 12 July).

These wind speeds surpass the threshold for safe use of the bridge, and could result in multiple closures over a one-two hour time period.

Motorists are urged to plan ahead as the predicted closures could coincide with peak morning traffic.

Waka Kotahi will continue to monitor the conditions closely and will provide updates via Twitter and Facebook:

Drivers of high sided vehicles and motorcyclists are encouraged to avoid the Auckland Harbour Bridge while wind warnings are in place and use the Western Ring on State Highways 16 and 18.

When travelling across the bridge motorists are urged to drive to the conditions, look out for the electronic message boards which will indicate lane closures and reduced speeds, and stay within their lane.

Auckland Transport advises that the high winds could cause delays or cancellations to public transport. The best way to keep up to date is to follow the AT Travel Alerts on Twitter for any changes to services.