State Highway 35 north of Tolaga Bay will reopen from 5am tomorrow (Thursday) following the removal of the cyclone-damaged Hikuwai No. 1 bridge and the sealing of the approaches to the new Bailey bridge today.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that while State Highway 1 through the Desert Road remains closed between Waiouru and Rangipo due to snow, the route around the western side of the mountains has opened up.
State Highway 25 has re-opened to two lanes this afternoon following the final clean-up of the large slip at Ruamahanga Bay and a smaller slip at Waiomu between Thames and Coromandel. Temporary speed limits are in place.