Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 35 will be closed to all traffic this afternoon at the Waiokaha Bridge near Waihau Bay, so a tomo on the eastern abutment of the bridge can be dug out and back filled.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises Coromandel motorists to plan ahead and consider delaying their travel, as State Highway 25A and State Highway 25 between Opoutere and Hikuai remain closed due to slips caused by recent heavy rain.
Northland’s state highway network, with the exception of SH1 through the Mangamuka Gorge, is open this morning but motorists are advised to take care and drive to the conditions which could change quickly.
Severe flooding is affecting the state highway network in Northland, with SH1 south of Whangarei down to one lane after a washout near Loop Road and SH1 through the Mangamuka Gorge to Kaitaia closed by slips.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has completed the installation of additional safety barriers at the site of the SH8 Deadmans Point slip, allowing the road to re-open to two lanes while work continues to stabilise the hillside above the highway.