The NZ Transport Agency is asking drivers to continue to take care on Canterbury roads, after poor weather conditions today and that experienced over the long Easter weekend have hampered efforts to clean up loose debris and pot holes in the area immediately.
The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 36 (SH36) between Rotorua and Tauranga will reopen at midday today to a single lane with manual traffic control. The Transport Agency is advising heavy vehicles to continue to avoid using this road to ensure expected delays are kept to a minimum.
The NZ Transport Agency regrets to advise that State Highway 1 from Blenheim to Kaikoura is closed and an update on when the road will reopen is expected tomorrow morning. The road has been closed due flooding, minor slips and rockfalls.
The NZ Transport Agency would like to advise that State Highway 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua is closed near Te Matai Road to Hamurana Junction due to a slip, the road is not expected to reopen until further notice.
Essential deck repair work that started last month to improve the Kawarau Falls Bridge on State Highway 6 between Frankton and Kelvin Heights, is going to take about two weeks longer to complete than expected.