The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists wanting to travel between Taranaki and the Waikato to use an alternative route via State Highway 1 and Whanganui, following the closure of State Highway 3, just south of Mokau.
Drivers on South Island roads tonight and tomorrow morning are advised to take care as the southerly storm is still affecting road conditions and reducing choices on the key routes between Canterbury and the West Coast, says the NZ Transport Agency.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Road is currently open, but that as weather conditions are changing rapidly, the road may need to be closed again tonight.
Snow is continuing to fall across the South Island this afternoon, keeping the two main routes between the West Coast and Canterbury closed and roading contractors busy gritting roads through places like the Buller Gorge (SH6).
Drivers are advised to take care today as high winds and the southerly storm continues to move up the country, says the NZ Transport Agency. 'Conditions are changing quite quickly,' says the Transport Agency’s Southern Region Journey Manager Tresca Forrester. 'Please check the map for updates on closures.'