SH2 Matata has one lane open


The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 2 near Matata now has one lane open but people should continue to expect delays.

A large tree fell across both lanes on the Matata Straight near Murphy’s Holiday Camp.

An alternative route is via State Highway 33, State Highway 30 and State Highway 34 but that will add approximately 45 minutes to a journey.

Photos show the tree on SH2 near Matata before debris was cleared and one lane was open:

Tree on SH2 near MatataTree on SH2 near Matata on the other side

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