The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises motorists to expect delays through the Waioeka Gorge due to a serious crash which occurred just after 9.20am this morning.
Bay of Plenty state highways manager, Brett Gliddon says “Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, the highway road through the gorge remains open, but manual stop-go traffic management is in place and drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.”
Motorists wanting to keep up to date with the status of this road can visit the Transport Agency’s website: www.nzta.govt.nz. This information is also available by phoning the NZTA’s free phone on 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49), which can also be used to report any significant road issues or hazards which people may come across during their travels.
The NZTA also uses other technology to provide information to enable drivers to make better informed choices about their travel. On The Move is a free service which enables people to sign up for information about crashes, road works and driving conditions on their frequently used routes - to sign up, go to www.onthemove.govt.nz.
“We appreciate this delay will add to journey times and we want to thank motorists for their patience and understanding,” says Mr Gliddon.