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State Highway south of Katikati now open


A section of State Highway 2 about 11 kilometres south of Katikati has now reopened to two lanes, following a truck and trailer crash earlier this morning.

The truck was carrying volatile goods and the highway was closed until the vehicle and its load could be
safely removed. A detour via state highways 27 and 29 was in place during the closure.

NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) Bay of Plenty state highways manager, Brett Gliddon, would like to thank
motorists for their patience and for planning extra time to take the detour.

"With the heavy rain watch in place today, we’d still be keen to remind people though to watch their following
distances and please, manage your speeds carefully and drive to the conditions."

The NZTA’s website is regularly updated with information about most closures and detours at link). 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 link).

The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders - from helping new
drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and
local roads. Follow us online on twitter @nzta_news.

For more information please contact:

Kaye Whittle
Senior Communications Advisor
Engagement and Communications
Waikato/Bay of Plenty
NZ Transport Agency
DDI: 64 07 958 7260
M: 027 292 8076