Motorists are being advised to take extreme care when travelling throughout the Taranaki and King Country area over the next week as continuing cold weather is creating a higher prevalence of ice on road surfaces.
The NZ Transport Agency is reminding Aucklanders they still have an opportunity to make their views known on whether the Wellington Street on-ramp, one of the city's entries to the busy Central Motorway Junction, should re-open to general traffic.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Manawatu Gorge will be closed until further notice as rising river levels have caused significant erosion which has severely damaged the temporary road through the gorge, making it unusable for vehicles.
Essential maintenance and safety works on State Highway 29 Ruahihi Bluffs are now complete and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is thanking Bay of Plenty and Waikato motorists for their patience during the road closures in late June.
Motorists travelling on State Highway 2 between Kairua Road and Domain Road are advised lane diversions and temporary speed restrictions will be in place whilst emergency repairs are carried out on the road surface.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says the serious tourist bus crash in icy conditions on SH94 in Southland this morning should serve as a reminder for all motorists that extra caution is needed when driving in winter conditions.